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DSA Connect: Making a difference for disabled students

Join us on 11th May for the first ever DSA Connect!

For students who qualify for the Disabled Students' Allowance (DSA) getting the right type of support makes a lifetime of difference. Whether at school, college or university, when we understand we are more confident.

We want to help each DSA student to understand and be understood. Join us for a free online PD experience for DSA Assessors and other education professionals. As an attendee you’ll get tools and advice to give students increased confidence, productivity and success.

Register now to enjoy a full day of talks, panel discussions and expert Q&As.

At DSA Connect...

We'll be joined by experts on neurodiversity and assistive technology. They’ll be sharing practical advice to support you in providing personal learning choice for disabled students.

You’ll be able to learn more about:

  • How specific tools can support different learning needs
  • Addressing the stigma and overcoming barriers
  • New tools and assistive technology to share with students
  • Stories of impact from DSA students as they share their learning experiences

Plus, our team will be ready and waiting to see you all again after a long break without events. Visit our virtual booths, catch up with a familiar face or two and download useful resources.

Headshots of DSA Team - Nicole Michael, Bob Preston, Philip Burgin, Louise Martini and Stuart Marsden

The line up

We have a packed schedule with 8+ hours of original content.

Our speakers will be sharing practical advice to support you in providing personal learning choice for disabled students. Check out the full line up to start planning your DSA Connect PD.


  • DSA Connect is suitable for learning support staff, assessors, disability advisors, AT specialists and other professionals working in roles to support FE and HE students.

  • Details will be sent to you ahead of the event. You can use these details to log in.

  • No. You do not need to download or install any software to take part. You only need to have access to the internet.

  • Send an email to for any help.

  • We’re working hard to make sure DSA Connect is inclusive to everyone. In fact, that’s why we chose streamGo as our event partner. They care about accessibility too. However, if you have any concerns or questions, please reach out to In addition, you can expect live captions for every session and live support.

  • Yes, the content will be available for an extended period of time after the event. That means if you sign up you can access the recordings whenever it suits you best.