Who we support

Disability Services are here to support any student who has disclosed a disability in their academic studies throughout their time at the University of 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)
  • have a mental health condition
  • have a long-term medical condition (e.g. chronic fatigue syndrome, asthma, epilepsy, diabetes, cancer, HIV)
This list is not exhaustive. If you are unsure if you are able to access support please contact Disability Services as we have a drop in service to find out more and specialist Disability Coordinators who can offer information, advice, guidance and practical support in specific areas of disability.  

Guidance for specific disabilities

The following documents contain guidance and information for specific disabilties and conditions: