The University has an Inclusive Student Experience Group (ISEG) which has two key subgroups. One is the Disability Coordinators Group and the other is a group focusing on the institutional response to the accessibility regulations. At all meetings, the groups are considering ways in which University accessibility may be improved.
Equality Impact Assessments (EIAs) are required for new policies and services and ensure a focus on the range of people expected to access that material.
The Northampton Additional Student Support and Inclusion Services Team (ASSIST) works with students with disabilities to help achieve their full potential and to promote equal opportunities. ASSIST aims to enable students to access all aspects of university life, take control of their learning and develop the skills needed for employment. This is underpinned by a commitment to accessibility and respect for confidentiality.
ASSIST provides support for students with:
mental health difficulties
Autistic spectrum disorders
specific learning difficulties, for example dyslexia