Spread the good news – you may be entitled to adjustments you didn’t realise you had the right to!
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“Does it count?”
Mental health, disability and what’s available to you
Not all disabilities look like this. Image shows a cartoon of a wheelchair user. Disabilities can be visible or invisible – and most are the latter!
The Equality Act 2010…
States that any long-term impairment – mental or physical – which substantially affects your ability to carry out normal daily activities counts as a disability.
Depression, anxiety, cystic fibrosis, IBD, personality disorders, ASD, fibromyalgia, PTSD, chronic fatigue, IBS, chronic pain, diabetes, dyslexia, dyspraxia, dyscalculia etc, lupus, hard of hearing, epilepsy, ADHD, and many more!
What’s available to you
If you feel like you fit the above – you have the right to reasonable adjustments. This can include: large print materials, focused reading lists, recording lectures, extra time or rest breaks in exams (and lots of other things you might need!).
Book an appointment with the Disability Resource Centre, or speak to your college/ CUSU’s Disabled Students’ Officer to find out more!