The University is legally obliged to make reasonable adjustments to meet the needs of disabled students under Part IV of the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) and the introduction of Disability Equality Duty (Equality Act 2010). Once a student has disclosed a disability to any member of University staff, it is likely that the University will be “deemed to know” about that student’s disability. It is therefore important that you are aware how to respond in the event of a student disclosing to you that they have a disability.
Some disabled students will have alerted the University to their disability and will have already agreed their support requirements with Disability Services. Others may not have disclosed their disability for various reasons and it may not be immediately obvious to you who these students are.
Disability Services have provided advice on the actions you should take if a student discloses a disability to you, which can be accessed by clicking here.