What are my legal rights at university and college?

Under the Equality Act (2010) all education providers are required to ensure that the access requirements of a person with a disability are met. Publicity information and education materials should be available in a range of accessible formats (large print, Braille, etc) so you can request them in your preferred format. They have an 'anticipatory' duty under the legislation and therefore should be able to provide materials in an appropriate format without difficulty.

Look into what the colleges and universities you are thinking of applying for can provide in terms of other accessibility facilities such as computers with screen reading and/or magnification software. Your university campus and buildings should also be accessible and allow you to get around safely. We recommend contacting your University's Disability Support Office to discuss local arrangements.

For more information see What is the Equality Act?

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