Visual impairments

The Disability Team provides a confidential support service for disabled students, including individuals who are blind or have a visual impairment. The team provides advice on reasonable adjustments and shares relevant information about personal support requirements with other University Services and Academic Schools.  Medical information might be required to ensure that appropriate support is put in place or to support an application for Disabled Students’ Allowance.

The University’s Alternative Format Suite (AFS) can, with reasonable notice, provide academic materials in alternative formats e.g. large print, audio, Braille. To organise alternative formats please contact the Disability Team who will liaise with the AFS on your behalf.

If you are planning on bringing your guide dog, please inform the Disability Team who will be happy to make necessary arrangements and facilities for you and your guide dog both in your chosen halls of residence and teaching spaces.

Disabled Students ordinarily resident in the UK may be eligible for Disabled Students' Allowance (DSA). The Disability Team can offer guidance on the process and help with applications.  Further information regarding DSA is available from your respective funding authority:

If you decide not to apply for DSA, or are not eligible for it, the Disability Team will still be able to advise you on what support is available to you so please get in touch with us.

You can make an appointment to see a Disability Adviser in several ways by emailing