Resources & Useful Links
This page includes links to websites providing resources, information and support for UAL students who are disabled, who have a Specific Learning Difficulty, or who have mental health issues.
The websites are categorised according to their main subject matter or target audience, under these headings: Funding for disability-related support at University; Funding for disability-related support in the workplace; Specific Learning Difficulties; Mental health; Autistic spectrum; Visual impairment; Deaf; Hearing loss; Deafblind; General Disability Information; and Disability Arts.
The content is provided for information purposes only. UAL cannot be responsible for any advice or information from external links listed here, and we recommend that you verify the accuracy of information and suitability to your needs.
Funding for disability-related support at university
- Disabled Students Allowances for English Students
- Disabled Students Allowances for Welsh Students
- Disabled Students Allowances for Scottish Students
- Disabled Students Allowances for students from Northern Ireland
- Fund for disabled students from the Republic of Ireland
- Funding for disabled EU and International students: please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Funding for disability-related support in the workplace
Specific Learning Difficulties
- Dyslexia Action
- British Dyslexia Association
- Dyspraxia Foundation
- AADD UK. AADD UK is a resource containing information about adult Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder
SOAS are holding an event about Specific Learning Difficulties in the workplace. This will take place on Thursday 15 June. See this flyer for details:
- Mind. Mind provides information and advice about mental health issues. Mind’s 'Understanding' leaflets are free to read or print, and give practical information on a range of mental health issues, together with resource lists for seeking further help. The 'How to' series of leaflets, also free to read or print, cover topics such as assertiveness, dealing with panic attacks and coping with student life.
- Beat. Beat provides information and advice about eating disorders
- Students Against Depression. Students Against Depression offers helpful advice and information on depression to students and offers advice for anyone feeling suicidal.
- Royal National Institute of Blind People
- The Association of Blind and Partially Sighted Teachers and Students
- National Federation of the Blind of the United Kingdom
- Action for Blind People
- Royal Deaf Association
- British Deaf Association
- British Sign Zone. The British Sign Language Broadcasting Trust (BSLBT) commissions television programmes made in British Sign Language by Deaf people for Deaf people. All of these are available to watch on the British Sign Zone website.
General disability information
- National Union of Students. The National Union of Students campaigns for disability equality
- Disability Horizons. Disability Horizons magazine is the UK’s fastest growing disability lifestyle publication.
- Transport for All. Transport for All (TfA) champions the cause of accessible transport.
- Disability Rights UK. Disability Rights UK works to create a society where everyone with lived experience of disability or health conditions can participate equally as full citizens, and provides information about disabled people’s rights in education.
- Shape Arts. Shape Arts is a disability-led arts organisation which provides opportunities and support for disabled artists, as well as disabled individuals wanting to work in the arts and cultural sector.
- Disability Arts. Disability Arts is a national on-line disability arts events listings magazine
- Graeae Theatre Company. Graeae Theatre Company is a disabled people’s theatre company
- Deafinitely Theatre Company. Deafinitely Theatre Company is a Deaf theatre company
- Candoco Dance Company. Candoco Dance Company is a disabled people’s dance company
- Attitude is Everything. Attitude is Everything works to improve disabled people’s access to live music
- Deaf Fest. Deaf Fest is a film and arts festival organised by and for Deaf people
- BlindArt. BlindArt encourages participation and interaction of visually impaired people in the visual arts.