Across the Texthelp Group, we design assistive technology to help students meet the challenges of reading, writing, maths and study.
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I think Read&Write is an excellent resource for users with a wide range of difficulties. I use it mostly with students who have dyslexic traits, but have also introduced it to students who have coordination issues. The range of tools within the software makes it a very flexible resource.
The Disabled Students’ Allowance (DSA) is support to cover the study-related costs you have because of a mental health problem, long term illness or any other disability.
This can be on its own or in addition to student finance. Students do not need to pay back DSA.
You can get help with the costs of:
You can apply for Disabled Students’ Allowances (DSAs) if you live in England, Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland and have a disability that affects your ability to study, such as a:
You must also:
Once your eligibility for DSA is confirmed, Student Finance may ask you to contact an assessment centre to work out what help you need. The assessment is paid for through any DSA entitlement you may have and will involve a relaxed chat with an experienced assessor. The purpose is to make sure that you have the right support in place to help you with your studies. After the assessment, you’ll get a report listing equipment and other support you can get for your course.
Eligible students will benefit from additional support, specialist equipment and more they need to succeed. This gives all students equal opportunities to progress into higher education and reach their full potential.