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What disability support is available

Who can get disability support

Check to see whether you can get additional support based on your disability or condition.

Adjustments and support available through the OU and DSA

A summary of support available from the OU and through the government funding, Disabled Students' Allowances (DSA).

Mental health difficulties

It may not be easy to predict how your studies will be affected if your mental health fluctuates but here are a few things to consider.

Specific learning difficulties (SpLD)

The term 'specific learning difficulty' (SpLD) covers a range of learning differences that impact on your study. Here are some examples.

Blind or partially sighted

The support mechanisms we offer to students who are sight restricted.

Deaf or hard of hearing

The challenges you may face if you have restricted hearing and how we can help.

Limited manual skills, mobility or speech

If your manual skills, mobility of speech are restricted we can offer resources to help you study successfully.

Autistic spectrum disorder

Study considerations that can help you identify what might affect your studies and what you can do.

Pain or fatigue

It may not be easy to predict how your studies will be affected if your condition fluctuates, but here are some things to take into consideration.

International students - disability support

Essential information for disabled students who live outside the UK.