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Supporting disabled students

Useful websites

Organisations provide lots of information and support specific to certain disabilities, here are some examples:

Visual Impairment

RNIB - Royal National Institute for the Blind site contains useful information on employment and job hunting as well as vacancy details.
Blind in Business - Blind in Business is a charity based in the City of London. Help young blind students and young blind graduates through their Employment and Training Services.

Hearing Impairment

Action on Hearing Loss - (formally Royal National Institute for Deaf) is the largest charity working to change the world for the UK’s 9 million deaf and hard of hearing people. They provide a range of support to individuals including a one to one employment service.
The Royal Association for Deaf People - includes an employment service in certain regions, and job vacancies.
DeafClub - links to deaf related job/career sites, including Deaf-UK-Jobs; a group which specifically advertises vacancies that are deaf related. Not a website but an Email service that can be registered for.

Autism and Asperger's Syndrome

National Autistic Society - UK charity for people with autism (including Asperger syndrome) and their families. Provides information, support and services.
Incluzy - includes useful advice and a blog.


Diabetes UK - employment information for people with diabetes.

Dyslexia and Dyspraxia

The British Dyslexia Organisation - specific employment information related to dyslexia.
Dyslexia Action - national charity that takes action to change the lives of people with dyslexia and literacy difficulties. 
Dyspraxia Foundation - The Dyspraxia Foundation is committed to making the teaching and medical professions more aware of dyspraxia; and to spread understanding of how those who have the condition can be helped.


The Epilepsy Society - UK provider of epilepsy services.

MS/other fluctuating conditions

MS Society - UK charity that provides MS services.


AADD-UK - Raising awareness, help and support for adults with ADHD. Includes list of regional support groups. 
Incluzy - includes useful advice and a blog, particularly for people with ADHD.

There are also some other more general websites and resources including:

The Diversity Group - advice and support for all people overcoming inequality or discrimination.
Business Disability Forum - includes a list of positive employers who are members of the forum.
Access to Work - government scheme to promote equality by giving advice and support with extra costs for disabled employees.
UseMyAbility - includes information about 'reasonable adjustments' and also the strengths that may be associated with a particular disability.
TARGETjobs  - general disability advice from a large graduate employment site.
Equality UK  - comprehensive resource for all queries relating to equality and diversity.
Equality Human Rights Commission with the mandate to challenge discrimination, and to protect and promote human rights. - UK government site on recruitment and disabled people.
Shaw Trust - national charity that helps people facing disadvantage into work, gain skills and take control of their futures.
ADP - provision of employment advice, information and/or peer support for disabled people.
Youreable  - community of disabled people, supporting and helping each other by sharing their experiences and offering advice.
Scope  - Scope aims to make this country a place where disabled people have the same opportunities as everyone else.
Guardian Careers Blog - The Guardian guide to securing work experience as a disabled candidate.
City Disabilities - operate mentoring schemes putting people with experience of dealing with disabilities or medical conditions in touch with others who will benefit from it.
Change100 - brings together top employers and talented students with disabilities to offer three months of paid work experience.
MyPlus Students' Club - connects students with disabilities to top level employers who value talent. By becoming a member, students get access to recruiter contacts, job opportunities and advice on the application and hiring process.
DANDA - the Developmental Adult Neuro-Diversity Association has been set up for people with Dyspraxia, Asperger's Syndrome, ADHD and other related conditions such as dyslexia and dyscalculia.
Mindful Employer - NHS initiative run by Workways, who support people with a mental health condition to find or remain in employment. 
Citizen's Advice  - Self help from Citizens Advice.