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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 Forms

If you are applying for DSA support from Student Finance England, you can download the application forms below

2018/19 Short Form

This is for students who have already applied for Full-Time student finance

2018/19 Full Form

This is for students applying for DSAs only; or part time, postgraduate or distance learning students (including Open University)

2018/19 Guidance Notes

If you need any help with the application, this is the place to head to.

Disabled Students' Allowances – Expenses

If 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

2017/18 Claim Form

For expenses/claims that occurred in the 2017/18 Academic Year

2018/19 Claim Form

For expenses/claims that occurred in the 2018/19 Academic Year

Where to send your form(s)

Student Finance England
PO Box 210

Disabled Students' Allowances – Disability Evidence Form

To 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.

2018/19 Disability Evidence Form

For expenses/claims that occurred in the 2017/18 Academic Year

Where to send your form(s)

Email your form to: dsa_team@slc.co.uk

or send to:

Student Finance England
PO Box 210

Useful Links

National Union of Students (NUS)

Email: nusuk@nus.org.uk

Web: www.nus.org.uk

Dyslexia Action

Web: www.dyslexiaaction.org.uk

Skill, the National Bureau for Students with Disabilities

Email: skill4disabledstudents@disabilityallowance.org.uk

Web: www.skill.org.uk

Disability Rights UK

Email: enquiries@disabilityrightsuk.org

Web: www.disabilityrightsuk.org.uk

DnA – Diversity and Ability

Email: hello@dnamatters.co.uk

Web: www.dnamatters.co.uk

The British Dyslexia Association (BDA)

Email: helpline@bdadyslexia.org.uk

Web: www.bdadyslexia.org.uk


Web: www.dsa-qag.org.uk

Royal National Institute of the Blind (RNIB)

Email: helpline@rnib.org.uk

Web: www.rnib.org.uk


Email: helpline@scope.org.uk

Web: www.scope.org.uk

Action for Hearing Loss

Email: solutions@hearingloss.org.uk

Web: www.actiononhearingloss.org.uk

Free Resources

We’ve put together some links to some free online resources which could help with your studies

Apple Accessibility

Find out how to make your iPhone or iPad more accessible



This is free referencing software to help you collect, organise, cite and share your research sources.


Android Accessibility

Find out mobile tools to help your Android Phone be more accessible.


Diversity and Ability Resources

DnA is a social enterprise designed and led by, and for, neurodiverse and disabled learners in education and the work place. They have compiled a huge list of reviews and guides, all for free, for you! Areas include Apps, Mindfulness, Open Source Software, Note Taking, Workplace and much more

Future Learn

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.

Check out some of their course collections below:



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