Who we support
Disability Services are here to support any student who has disclosed a disability in their academic studies throughout their time at Leeds.
You are considered to be disabled under the Equality Act 2010 if you have a physical, neurological, developmental or mental impairment that has a ‘substantial’ and ‘long-term’ negative effect on your ability to do normal daily activities. For a student, 'normal day to day activities' might include taking notes, writing, researching, reading large amounts of text and moving between multiple locations.
This includes people who:
- are deaf or hard of hearing
- are blind or partially-sighted
- have a physical disability, and/or mobility difficulties
- have a specific learning difficulty (for example, dyslexia or dyspraxia)
- have a developmental learning or behavioural condition (for example, AD(H)D)
- have an autism spectrum condition (for example, Asperger Syndrome). Find out more here.
- have a mental health condition
- have a long-term medical condition (e.g. chronic fatigue syndrome, asthma, epilepsy, diabetes, cancer, HIV)
Short term health conditions
If you have a short-term health condition such as a broken bone or short-term illness, please email the Disability Contact in your school to find out if you may be eligible for support.