Disabled persons of all types populate today's workplaces.These individuals have equal rights and deserve equal status with all other employees.All members of staff (both full time and part time) have an anticipatory duty under the DDA 1995.Staff need to consider the possible impact that a student’s disability may have when they undertake their role at the University.These adjustments may include anything from the provision of documents in large print through to additional time in assessments.
A reasonable adjustment is one that does not affect academic standards, but removes barriers to the student participating effectively in teaching and assessment.
Therefore if you know a disabled student who has not formally disclosed their disability, it would be helpful to discuss this option with them, or advise them to contact Academic Support or the School’s Disability Liaison Officer.
The student may not realise what support they are entitled to receive.
These biases soon give way to reality as everyone involved in your business learns that the disabled may function differently, but just as competently, as all other workers.
Disabled employees in the workplace widen the life experiences of those in business and society as a whole.