Site IndexIf you would like to explore the yourDSA website further, here's a site map for finding your way around.
|yourDSA homepage||.||A bit of information about who we are and what we do||Useful contacts||Frequently Asked Questions... and answers to them|
|A directory of Needs Assessment Centres accredited by DSA-QAG (the Disabled Students Allowance Quality Assurance Group).||.||A directory of Assistive Technology Suppliers, accredited by DSA-QAG (the Disabled Students Allowance Quality Assurance Group).||A directory of specialist support providers (Non-Medical helper support)||A directory of trainers capable of offering training on Assistive Technology equipment and software.|
Disabled Students' Allowance (yourDSA)
|A roadmap showing the full process students will go through when applying for the Disabled Students' Allowance (DSA).|
|A jargon-free explanation of what the Disabled Students' Allowance is, who is eligible, when to apply, and a list of the funding bodies who provide the Disabled Students' Allowance|
|To show that you qualify for Disabled Students' Allowance (DSA) you will need to provide evidence that you have a disability, mental-health condition, medical condition, or a specific learning difficulty, such as dyslexia, which affects your ability to study.|
A funding provider for the Disabled Students' Allowance will look at your DSA application form and let you know whether you qualify for Disabled Students' Allowance.
|Locate you nearest DSA-QAG accredited Needs Assessment Centre. The Needs Assessment is an informal meeting to help decide the kind of specialist support that will meet your particular needs funded by the Disabled Students’ Allowance.
Using our post code search you can find the nearest location to attend your Needs Assessment for the Disabled Students’ Allowance. Alternately you can use the drop down list to choose your preferred Needs Assessment Centre.
All Needs Assessment Centres that appear within the yourDSA Needs Assessment Directory are audited and accredited by DSA-QAG (the Disabled Students Allowance Quality Assurance Group) . For those Needs Assessment Centres that have chosen not to appear within the yourDSA Needs Assessment Directory, please see the DSA-QAG website at www.dsa-qag.org.uk
|A Disabled Students' Allowance (DSA) Needs Assessment is an informal meeting with a Needs Assessor to help decide the kinds of assistive technology and specialist support that may be recommended to meet your particular needs.||Your Needs Assessor for the Disabled Students' Allowance will write a Needs Assessment Report that will list and justify any Assistive Technology and Specialist Support recommended to meet your particular needs|
|The Entitlement Letter will be sent from your DSA funding provider to tell you what Assistive Technology and other Specialist Support they will pay for from the Disabled Students’ Allowance.|
|Locate your Approved Supplier of Assistive Technology and specialist support. You will find the name of your Approved Supplier on the letter you received from your funding body for the Disabled Students’ Allowance.
All Approved Suppliers of Assistive Technology that appear within the yourDSA: Assistive Technology and Specialist Support directories audited and accredited by DSA-QAG (the Disabled Students' Allowance Quality Assurance Group) . For those Approved Suppliers that have chosen not to appear within these directories, please see the DSA-QAG website at www.dsa-qag.org.uk
|Claim for reimbursement of costs through the Disabled Students' Allowance.|
Access to Work grants
|Access to Work homepage / Index|
|A roadmap showing the full process for the Access to Work grant.|
Assistive Technology (yourATech)
|Assistive Technology Products homepage / Index|
Assistive Technology Software such as:
Assistive Technology Apps for:
Assistive Technology products to aid with hearing impairments:
|Assistive Technology to aid visual impairements, e.g. electronic magnifiers|
|Assistive Technolgy to help with literacy, e.g. Scanning pens, text-to-speech, etc.|
|Assistive Technology that can help you with notetaking - including specialist equipment and specialist software|
|Freeware Software that won't cost you a penny.|
|Miscellaneous Assistive Technology, that don't fit into any of the other categories|
|Browser Extensions are programmes that extend the functionality of your favourite web browser, such as: productivity, organisation.
School Support (yourEDU)
|School Support - Providing useful, jargon-free information on disabilities and available support for children and their parents.|
|School Support Roadmaps: Detailing the steps involved in getting support for various diagnosis:|
|Special Educational Needs (SEN) - Education of students with special needs that addresses these students' individual needs.|
|Dyslexia is a learning difficulty that affects accurate and fluent word reading and spelling.|
|Developmental dyspraxia is an impairment of the organisation of movement.|
|Dyscalculia causes great difficulty with the most basic aspects of numbers and arithmetic.|
|Autism, a lifelong developmental disability that affects how a person communicates with, and relates to, other people.|
|Asperger syndrome, a form of autism is a lifelong disability that affects how a person makes sense of the world, processes information and relates to other people.|
|Physical Conditions - School Accessibility|
|Medical Conditions - Educational Standards, attending School and the School Role. Also if attending school isn't possible.|
|Visual Impairment - characteristics, diagnosis, available support.|
|Hearing Impairment - characteristics, diagnosis, available support.|