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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. Helps young blind students and young blind graduates through their Employment and Training Services.

Hearing Impairment

Action on Hearing Loss - (formally Royal National Institute for the 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 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:

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 and 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 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. 
Citizens Advice  - Self help from Citizens Advice.