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Disabled Access Day 2020

Disabled Access Day 2020

Hello, hello, hello, everyone!!! I hope everyone is feeling well.

Today I am going to speak about “Disabled Access Day” which took place on Monday 16 March. I will be focusing on how University College Birmingham supports students with any disability, opening their doors to higher education and enabling them with opportunities to learn.

Disabled Access Day first started in 2015, with the aim of celebrating good access and to create opportunities for people to try something new. It was also about highlighting good access that already exists in places, experiences such as going on a touch tour, enjoying a relaxed performance, sensory experiences, signed events, level access and of course a warm welcome!

I strongly believe that our University offers very good quality facilities which means students who may worry about going to university due to the barriers they may face, won’t have to worry anymore here.


Academic Skills facilities

The disability facilities can be accessed in the Academic Skills Centre, which is part of the Centre for Academic Skills and English (CASE) department.

This centre offers support for students with dyslexia, mental health circumstances, autism, Asperger’s syndrome or any other continuing health issues.

Support packages may include:

  • Exam concession
  • Note takers
  • Specialist support
  • Proof reading
  • Practical class assistance
  • Digital recorder
  • Coloured overlay
  • Extended library loan
  • 1 hour a week of one-to-one support with the academic skills team
  • Out of class support

CASE is located in the 6th floor of The Link building. For more information, follow this link.


Accommodation Facilities

In terms of the accommodation, The Maltings and Cambrian Hall both offer room facilities for wheelchair access with appropriate kitchen facilities as well.


Thank you very much for reading.


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