All supervisors, tutors and staff dealing with admissions have been supplied with a copy of best practice guidelines for ensuring the equality of disabled students in relation to admissions, enrolments, teaching and assessment practices.
Applicants should note that most teaching will take place in the Institute, which has lift access, suitable for the mobility-impaired, to all floors. Applicants should note that entry to some of the library facilities and offices may present difficulties for the mobility impaired. The library has a range of equipment and services to assist disabled users, see above for further information. A portable induction loop is available from the reception desk.
Applicants are invited to visit the building to assess accessibility.
Supervisors, tutors and lecturers will endeavour to ensure that provision is made for disabled students as appropriate. This may include:
- Ensuring enough time between sessions to allow movement from one classroom to another.
- Making appropriate amendments to course delivery including providing handouts in advance, offering short breaks to students/interpreters, and flexible deadlines.
- Giving consideration to the balance of assessed course work and examinations
The IHR offers a wide range of services for students with disabilities when taking examinations. These are detailed in the School of Advanced Study's Policy Statement and include the use of an amanuensis, arrangements for typing papers, extra time allowance for dyslexic students, special seating, and allowing short breaks.