University Of Chichester Disability

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University Of Chichester Disability

Disability, Specific Learning Difficulties (eg Dyslexia) and Medical Conditions

… we believe passionately that higher education should be open to everyone who has the ability and desire to benefit. We also know that our community, and learning itself, is enriched by the perspectives of people from diverse backgrounds and it is this knowledge that underpins our commitment to reducing the real and perceived barriers to accessing university”  University of Chichester Twenty-Twenty Vision


The Disability and Dyslexia Service is here to support and advise students with a range of disabilities from before starting and at all stages of your time at university.

We encourage applications from students with disabilities and specific learning difficulties. Our objective is to provide suitable facilities and implement policies that enable students to undertake and complete their studies successfully.

We advise you to disclose relevant information concerning additional needs arising from any disability, health-related condition or specific learning difficulty. Telling us about your needs allows us to consider what adjustments might need to be made to ensure your needs are met. Any information you divulge to the team is treated as confidential; please get in touch with our Disability and Dyslexia Team on or  or phone 01243 812076.

Who we are and what we do

Our main aim is to support you in every way we can throughout your studies. Our team is made up of different specialists who can give you the best support in these specific areas:

  • Disability – we have a Disability Advisor who advises students and University staff on the learning needs of students with disabilities or medical conditions
  • Specific Learning Difficulties, Dyslexia & Dyspraxia – our Dyslexia & Dyspraxia Advisor offers initial screening for dyslexia, dyspraxia and other specific learning difficulties, and assists students with obtaining full educational psychology reports etc.
  • Visual/Hearing impairments – the Sensory Advisor helps students with vision and/or hearing impairments to access course materials in alternative formats and access assistive technology.

As well as supporting you with the above we can provide note-takers, readers, communicators, signers and non-medical helpers/mentors – who are all normally funded from the Disabled Students’ Allowance.

Find out about Library Support, Assistive Technology, Software Training and Equipment Loans for students with Disabilities. 

Want more information about the Disability and Dyslexia Service?

If you want to get in touch with any member of the team to find out more about the services we provide or for advice on disability and dyslexia issues and their impact on your studies, please contact the relevant person below:

Disability and Dyslexia Service Coordinator:

Email:  OR; Telephone: 01243 812076

Dyslexia Advisor

For advice on issues related to Specific Learning Difficulties, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia etc, contact:

Email:; Telephone: 01243 812076

Sensory Advisor

For advice on issues connected with blind/visual impairments or deaf/ hearing impairments, contact:

Email:; Telephone: 01243 812145

Mental Health Advisor

If you are concerned about your mental health, or would like advice on issues connected with a mental health condition, contact:

Email: Telephone: 01243 816402