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Disabled Students’ Allowances

Disabled Students’ Allowances (DSA) are educational allowances for Higher Education courses. The DSA can help with the cost of specialist support, equipment or assistive software that a student may require as a result of a disability, long-term health condition, sensory impairment, mental health, autistic spectrum condition or specific learning difference (SpLD) such as dyslexia, dyspraxia or AD(H)D. The aim of the DSA is to empower and support a student’s individual needs.

Student Information

If you’re a student with a learning difference, health condition or disability, the Disabled Students’ Allowance (DSA) may be able to help you with the cost of specialist support, equipment or assistive technology.

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DSA Needs Assessor Information

We provide individualistic, tailored support based around individual learning style, specific needs, and course requirements. We integrate SpLD and assistive technology strategies – along with open source software, freeware, and apps – to create a holistic approach to support and learning.

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The support I’ve received from D&A has helped me find the potential I have that was hidden by my anxiety. Thank you for the brilliant work!

Bruno, Wellbeing Mentoring Student, Goldsmiths University