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Your funding body will usually ask you to have a Study Needs Assessment at an approved centre to make recommendations for your DSA. They need information about the support available at Oxford Brookes. Some of this information is available on the National Network of Assessment Centres Wiki.
Students who have been asked by their DSA funding body to pay £200 towards a computer can apply for a reimbursement of this amount.For the academic year 2018-19, students on eligible courses whose family income has been means-tested by the Student Loans Company for undergraduate funding as below £42,875 can apply for this via the Disability and Dyslexia/SpLD Teams.
In instances where a student's needs cannot be met using electronic resources, assistive technology and support to use these, a contribution may also be available to the student to cover printing costs. This is at the discretion of the
Dyslexia/SpLD Adviser and will be assessed per academic year on the student's needs and course requirements.
Yes. For more information, please refer to our website:
Brookes has made it possible for students to use the
Sensus Access Service
to convert a document from an inaccessible format (eg image-only PDF file, JPEG pictures, Powerpoint presentations) into an accessible format including MP3 or DAISY audio book.
Enrolled Brookes students can have Microsoft Office 365 for free for the duration of the course. This includes access to the full Office suite (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Onenote, etc) for up to five different PCs, five tablets including iPad,
Android or Windows, plus five phones. Also included is 1TB of cloud storage.
To take advantage of this offer please visit
this Microsoft website. Students need to select the student tab and enter their Brookes email address. This will trigger an email to the Brookes address, asking for verification.
If you would like to know more about this offer please contact the
IT Service Desk.
Recommendations for Higher Education Institutions made in needs assessment reports are provided for guidance. Each university has their own policies and procedures and makes the final decision about reasonable adjustments. If a student has a query
about the recommendations made or would like to discuss an addition or change to their Disability Equality Memo, we would ask them to contact us.
When students have provided us with an assessment of their dyslexia/SpLD, reasonable adjustments will be implemented in keeping with the Dyslexia/SpLD assessor's findings. In instances where a needs assessor has made a different recommendation to
what has already been agreed with us, we will contact the student. This may mean that the student has to obtain further evidence from testing. It cannot be assumed that all recommendations can be implemented.
We do not routinely offer students with specific learning difficulties coursework extensions. Coursework deadlines can be managed through the study skills provision on offer (technology and one to one support). This specialist support is designed
to help with planning and organisational skills.
Some students, however, may be granted coursework extensions due to other factors beyond their specific learning difficulty.