Implications for study
An introduction to different disability types, the likely impacts on study and the common adjustments that may be needed
The best source of information about the impact of a disability is often the individual themselves, but the following sections provide some general information about how a disability might impact on study, and what support students may require, considering the learning environment at Oxford.
They give informal recommendations and guidance about how to support a student. This information does not set out to give medical understanding of a condition, illness or impairment but to highlight the potential impact of a disability on study and present options for study support.
As the impact of a disability varies from individual to individual, the very best source of advice about what is useful is often the student themselves, so talking to them about how their disability affects them is an important step, if they are happy to do so.
In addition to this general information, and the specific information about a student's study needs in the Student Support Plan, the Disability Advisory Service is always available to offer guidance in individual cases.