Creating a fairer Britain
The Equality Act came into force on 1 October 2010. Some of the information on this page may be out of date. We are currently writing new guidance to reflect the changes to the law.
Disabled students have the same right to an effective education as anyone else, and under the Disability Discrimination Act, education providers are expected to make ‘reasonable adjustments’ to ensure that this right is fulfilled.
In the context of learning and training, making a reasonable adjustment could include things like:
There is additional funding available to support disabled students in higher and further education.
If you have a disability, or specific learning difficulty such as dyslexia, you may be entitled to claim extra financial help as a student in further or higher education, or as an adult learner. This is paid on top of any standard student finance you may receive.
Sources of extra financial help for disabled students include:
Find out more about funding and financial support in higher education
Find out more about funding and financial support in further education or adult learning.