Some of the leading assistive technology companies have teamed up to give you the opportunity to get their software, and training, for free. If you are a student at any level of education, you could well be eligible to apply for the ATscholarship where you could have the opportunity to receive copies of: Global Autocorrect, TextHelp Read and Write, Mindview and Audio Notetaker. You will also receive help and support via Learning Labs and DnA. What a fantastic opportunity!
There are grants available at the moment such as Disabled Students Allowances, or Access To Work, but if you are not eligible to apply for these due to the level of study, or being located overseas, the ATscholarship could help.
Find out more information by visiting: ATscholarship
Student Finance England 2018/19 Application FormsIf you are applying for DSA support from Student Finance England, you can download the application forms below
Disabled Students' Allowances – ExpensesIf you have incurred expenses that can be claimed back via DSA (see your DSA2 letter for confirmation) or incurred travel expenses to get to your Needs Assessment, take a look at the below form
Disabled Students' Allowances – Disability Evidence FormTo receive DSA support, a medical professional (for example, your GP) needs to provide information about your disability on this form. Don’t complete this form if you have a specific learning difficulty. You need to send us a diagnostic report from a suitably qualified Psychologist or Specialist Teacher instead.
Where to send your form(s)
Email your form to: firstname.lastname@example.org
or send to:
Student Finance England
PO Box 210
National Union of Students (NUS)
Skill, the National Bureau for Students with Disabilities
Disability Rights UK
DnA – Diversity and Ability
The British Dyslexia Association (BDA)
Royal National Institute of the Blind (RNIB)
Action for Hearing Loss
Free ResourcesWe’ve put together some links to some free online resources which could help with your studies
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Diversity and Ability Resources
FutureLearn is a private company wholly owned by The Open University, with the benefit of over 40 years of their experience in distance learning and online education. Their partners include over 20 of the best UK and international universities, as well as institutions with a huge archive of cultural and educational material, including the British Council, the British Library, and the British Museum.
FutureLearn courses are created and taught by UK and international universities, alongside specialist education institutions and centres of research excellence from around the world.
You can choose from hundreds of free online courses from top universities and specialist organisations.
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