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Contacts for disability support

Disability Support Team

For advice about the services and support available for students with a disability and/or additional needs.

Telephone: 01908 541082
Mon to Fri 09:00 - 17:00
Email: disability-support@open.ac.uk

We do not recommend you sending us your supporting evidence by post as it could delay your request for disability support, however if you do need to use post, the addresses are:

England and international students

The Open University
Disability Support Team
Frank Henshaw Building
Hammerwood Gate
Milton Keynes
MK7 6BY

Students in Ireland

Student Recruitment and Support Team
The Open University
110 Victoria Street
Belfast
BT1 3GN

Students in Scotland

Student Recruitment and Support Team
The Open University in Scotland
10 Drumsheugh Gardens
Edinburgh
EH3 7QJ

Students in Wales

Student Recruitment and Support Team
The Open University in Wales
18 Custom House Street
Cardiff
CF10 1AP

Disabled Students' Allowances

If you're a student in England, Scotland, Wales, or Northern Ireland take a look at How to apply for DSA to find the contact details and application method that applies to you.

If you live in the Republic of Ireland you're not eligible for a DSA, which is funded by the UK government for UK-based students only.

If you need help completing the form call the Disability Support Team on 01908 541082 Mon to Fri 08:00 - 18:00.

Useful organisations

Here's a list of organisations that might be able to provide you with extra support. You'll need to check whether the organisation covers your area of the UK.

Citizens Advice

They provide free, independent, confidential and impartial advice to everyone on their rights and responsibilities.

Telephone: 0345 404 0506
Website: www.citizensadvice.org.uk

Action on Hearing Loss

Action on Hearing Loss provides information and advice, assessments and student support for people who are deaf or hard of hearing.

Freephone: 0808 808 0123 | Free textphone: 0808 0808 9000
Text: 07800 000 360 | Fax: 020 7296 8199
Email: informationline@hearingloss.org.uk
Website: www.actiononhearingloss.org.uk

DnA (Diversity and Ability)

Provides DSA advice and guidance as well as assistive technology training, study skills support, and mental health mentoring.

Telephone: 0800 978 8303
Email: hello@diversityanability.com
Website: diversityandability.com

Open University Students Association

For local support, contact with other students, or to enquire about the OUSET financial assistance scheme.

Telephone: 01908 652026
Fax: 01908 654326
Website: OU Students Association
Email: ousa@student.open.ac.uk

Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB)

Offers practical and emotional support to those that need help so they can continue living life to the full.

Telephone: 0303 123 9999
Email: helpline@rnib.org.uk
Website: www.rnib.org.uk

Transcription services

For enquiries about transcription services.

Telephone: 01752 690092
Email: ivybridgetranscription@rnib.org.uk
Website: RNIB transcription services

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