Disclosure & Confidentiality
- Students should be encouraged to disclose a disability at the start of and during their course.
- Know how to respond if a student discloses to you and to whom with the student’s consent, their information should be passed.
- Make your teaching more accessible to the full range of disabled learners – for example, facing the front while speaking, providing hand-outs in advance, taping sessions etc.
- Teaching materials can be made available in different formats such as large print or different coloured paper.
- Identify if a student requires extra support such as an interpreter, extra tuition, personal or counselling support or learning support.
- Make adjustments in practical sessions so disabled students have access.
- While academic standards must not be compromised, some disabled students require reasonable adjustments to assessments and examinations if they are to have equal access.
- Students will be given the opportunity to discuss any adaptations to assignments and examinations well in advance of the assessment date. These might include extra time, the opportunity to take rest breaks, and examination questions in a different format.