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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 08:00 - 18:00
Email: disability-support@open.ac.uk.

Disabled Students' Allowances

Disabled Students' Allowances and applications information.

If you're a student in England, Scotland, Wales, or Northern Ireland then please look at How to apply for DSA to find the contact details suitable for you.

Please note: 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 assistive technology training study skills support.

Email: mail@dnamatters.co.uk
Website: www.dnamatters.co.uk
Telephone: 0800 978 8303

Disabled Students Allowances' Quality Assurance Group (DSA-QAG)

Locate DSA-QAG registered assessment centres near you.

Email: administration@dsa-qag.org.uk
Website: www.dsa-qag.org.uk
Telephone: 0141 227 6771

National Network of Assessment Centres (NNAC)

NNAC provides assessments to determine disabled students' educational and employment support needs.

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
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