One of the oldest charities in the UK, Hannah’s is dedicated to empowering children, young people and adults with a range of disabilities.
Ableize - Disability Directory of Disabled Information aids and Mobility Services
Covers all aspects of disability from arts, education, sports and support and contains the largest UK disabled groups and clubs section on the Internet with listings for all UK counties. For further information please visit www.ableize.com
ACE– Advisory Centre for Education
ACE provides information and advice to parents and carers on school-based issues including admissions, exclusions, special educational needs, bullying and attendance. Advice is usually given by telephone, or email.
AGCAS– Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Services
Is the professional association for HE careers practitioners and those involved in the provision of careers and employability education, information, advice and guidance to current or prospective HE students and graduates.
Is a network of local groups and individuals working for a fully inclusive education system. They offer a range of publications, briefings and campaign materials.
The BBC’s online disability website includes a series of disabled student diaries.
DLS provides advice and information on these six areas of law - Disability Discrimination, Consumer, Community Care, Further and Higher Education, Employment and Welfare Benefits (Greater London Area only).
This bulletin gives you an update on the Student Finance England service for disabled students for academic year 2011/2013.
Premia provides development material to make the research environment more accessible to disabled postgraduate research students.
Quick guides to student finance and student loan repayment.
This website has forum and discussion areas for sharing experiences and thoughts about studying in higher education.
Load2Learn is a project from the Department for Education with partnership between Dyslexia Action and the RNIB. The key purposes of the project is to provide access to course materials to those in education who are 'print disabled', as well as providing educators with guidance, information and training on supporting learners with dyslexia, blindness and partial sight. To this end, they have produced versions of standard course materials in formats that can be customised for specific needs, such as in Braille format, and providing training for educators on how to customise their own materials for the learners.
The British Assistive Technology Association (BATA) is an organisation dedicated to assistive technologies for those with disabilities. Their aims include to educate and inform on the benefits of assistive technologies, provide support and advice to government departments and agencies, campaign for the rights and interests of those with need assistive technologies, and promote British assistive technology products and expertise.
AccessMyStudies is a website developed in conjunction with Claro Software to assist 'print impaired' students to access their research and assignment documents from any location. This is done by providing cloud or online storage for a student's documents and research materials. Once uploaded, a student can view documents with the support of assistance software built into the website, including a screen reader, screen magnifier, screen ruler and screen colour changer. Other functions are also to be added in the future.
An excellent resource for Assistive Technology trainers from North Carolina Assistive Technology Program which is a funded service for people of all ages and abilities.
The leading UK charity for people on the autistic spectrum and their families. The organisation provides information, support and services for those with autism or Asperger’s syndrome.
The Access to Work programme is a government scheme to assist people with disabilities or health issues in work or for getting into work. The assistance offered include support worker or equipment needed for work.
Disabled Students’ Allowance (DSAs) are funds to provide extra financial help for disabled students to cover extra course costs. To apply for a DSA, a student must have a disability, ongoing health condition, mental-health condition or a specific learning difficulty like dyslexia.
The British Dyslexia Association is an organisation to support and advise people with dyslexia and those whom they into contact with. The organisation also campaign and lobbies for the benefit of those with dyslexia, as well as promoting research into the subject.
Mind is a mental health charity with the goal of helping those with mental health problems. They provide information and support to share understanding of the conditions and what can be done to help. They also provide training and consulting for handling mental health problems, and also campaign for equality for those with such problems.
The Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) is a UK charity provide support, information and advice for people affected by sight loss, as well as promoting eye health and eliminating avoidable sight loss. The RNIB promote and campaign for better design and access to media for those with sight loss or sight problems, and also provide an online shop with products for the blind, such as aids for cooking, talking time pieces and books in Braille, as well as talking books.
Action On Hearing Loss, formally known as The Royal National Institute for Deaf People (RNID) is a UK charity dedicated to supporting the deaf and the hard of hearing. Activities include providing information and raising awareness of deafness, hearing loss and tinnitus, and giving training and consultancy on deafness and disability.
Work Choice is a government scheme to help people with disabilities looking for work with a focus on tailoring support to an individual’s needs to achieve their full potential and becoming independent. Work Choice also supports businesses that employee people under their programme. The support continues to assist starting, staying and progressing in work.
Disability Now is a magazine providing news involving disability, from medicinal breakthroughs to disability issues and plans being discussed by the government. The articles and features cover a variety of subjects – jobs, equipment, sport, arts, legal rights, first-hand stories and experiences, and are generally written by people with or are related to someone with disabilities.
The National Association of Disability Practitioners (NADP) are an organisation working to continue and improve the professional development and status of disability services staff to promote excellence in the quality and consistency of support services, especially in the education sector, for disabled people. They plan to do this through peer support, education, communication and leadership.
A Disability Rights UK is an organisation formed from a merger of Disability Alliance, National Centre for Independent Living (NCIL) and The Royal Association for Disability Rights (Radar). Their long term goal is to ensure that all disabled people can participate equally as full citizens, and aim to be the largest national pan-disability organisation led by disabled people.
Remploy is an employment service with the mission to support disabled people by providing sustainable employment opportunities. They consider work to be a key element for a independent and fulfilling life, and work to help those with disabilities to identify and develop their skills and abilities. They have extensive support services to help achieve this goal.
SeeAbility is a specialist charity that supports people with multiple disabilities, including visual impairment, learning and physical disabilities, mental health problems, acquired brain injury and degenerative conditions. Their main goal is to empower and teach people to maintain their skills to lead meaningful lives.
The Equality Act 2010 is the act of the UK Parliament that requires people with disabilities are to be given equal treatment in access to work, as well as private and public services, and that employers must make reasonable adjustments to their workplaces to overcome barriers that disabled people experience.