Memory / Recall Difficulties

Afasic Glossary Sheet. Specific Memory Disorders: Long Term Memory. (PDF document)

Afasic Glossary Sheet. Specific Memory Disorders: Short Term Memory. (PDF document)

Improving working memory–supporting students learning. Tracy Alloway SSL


Brophy, JB. Motivating students to learn.

Motor / Manual Dexterity Difficulties

BECTA Guidance Document. Physical Disabilities and ICT.

Speech Difficulties

Afasic Glossary Sheet. Articulation. (PDF document)

Afasic Glossary Sheet. Selective Mutism. (PDF document)

Afasic Glossary Sheet. Stammering. (PDF document)


Autistic Spectrum Disorders / Asperger’s Syndrome

Blamires, M. and Gee, S. (2002) Raising Aspirations: Increasing the Participation of Students with Autistic Spectrum Disorders (Social Communication Difficulties) in Higher Education. Report of the HEFCE Strand Two Disability ASPIHE Project. Canterbury Christ Church University College.

National Autistic Society. Computer Applications for People with Autism.


British Dyslexia Association

Dyslexia and mathematics. dyslexiahelp.professionals

Chapman, V. Staff Handbook: Students with Specific Learning Difficulties / Dyslexia. University of Worcester.


The Department for Education and Skills (DfES), the Learning and Skills Development Agency (LSDA) and the Basic Skills Agency (BSA). (2002) Access for All: Guidance on Making the Adult Literacy and Numeracy Core Curricula Accessible.

Hall, J. and Tinklin, T. (1998). Students First: The Experiences of Disabled Students in Higher Education. SCRE Research Report No 85. The Scottish Council for Research in Education.

Chapman, V. Staff Handbook: Students with Disabilities and Additional Needs. University of Worcester.

Herrington, M. & Simpson, D. (eds). (2002) Making Reasonable Adjustments for Disabled Students in Higher Education: Staff Development Materials: Case Studies and Exercises.

Phipps, L., Sutherland, A. and Seale, J. (eds) (2002) Access All Areas: Disability, Technology and Learning. Association for Learning Technology

Hearing impairments

University of Sheffield Disability Information

Mental Health Difficulties

Chapman, V. (2001) Special Exam Arrangements for Students with Mental Health Difficulties. University of Worcester.

Chapman, V. (2002) Mental Health Policy & Code of Practice (Students). University of Worcester.

Lancaster University. Student Mental Health: Planning, Guidance and Training.

The Royal College of Psychiatrists. The Mental Health of Students in Higher Education. Council Report CR112. The Royal College of Psychiatrists: London, January 2003.
Royal National Institute for the Blind

Royal National Institute for the Blind. RNIB Factsheet: Students – Study Strategies.

Learning Activities

Assessment / Examinations

Disability legislation: practical guidance for academic staff

Disability Rights Commission. Good Practice Guide


EA Draffan (Emptech) and Peter Rainger (Key2Access) Teaching and Learning Environments Matrix.

Peters, Dr John. University College Worcester: Student Qualities Profile.

Simpson, A. (2000) Teachability Project: Creating an Accessible Curriculum for Students with Disabilities. The University of Strathclyde.

Group Work

Groupwork with people who have intellectual disabilities (2009).


Creating accessible lectures for disabled students-Planning lectures

Seminars / Tutorials

Inclusive Teaching-Guidelines for planning and delivering accessible lectures and seminars (2012)


Facilitating access to one and all: report of a project carried out at UWE, Bristol to facilitate access to learning resources for students and staff with disabilities (1999).



The Geography Discipline Network (GDN). Providing Learning Support for Students with Mobility Impairments Undertaking Fieldwork and Related Activities.


Cottrell, S. (2000). Occupational Stress and Job Satisfaction in Mental Health Nursing: Focussed Interventions Via Evidence-Based Assessment. The Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing.

Jenkins, R. & Rogers, A. (1997). Managing Stress at Work: An Alternative Approach. Nursing Standard. 11,29, 41-44.

Jones, M.C. & Johnston, D.W. (1997). Distress, Stress and Coping in First-Year Student Nurses. Journal of Advanced Nursing. 26, 475-482.

Ozcan, Konur (2002) Access to nursing education by disabled students: rights and duties of nursing programs.


CSP-Supporting disabled physiotherapy students on clinical placement

Social Work

Campbell, J.W.S. and Cowe, T. (1998) Working with DipSW Students with Dyslexia: A Guide for Practice Teachers. University of Strathclyde.

Sapey, Bob. et al. (2004) Access to Practice: Overcoming the Barriers to Practice Learning for Disabled Social Work Students. SWAP LTSN.
Student mental health needs-Problems and responses (2002).

Veterinary Science

Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons. (2004 Updated Version) Guidance on the Admission of Students with Disabilities to the Professional Veterinary Degree Course.

Tynan, Anne (2004) Veterinarians with Disabilities: An International Issue