Regent's University London recognises that bringing about equality for our disabled students may mean changing the way in which we operate, the removal of physical barriers and/or providing extra support for a disabled student.
This is the duty to make reasonable adjustments.
The duty to make reasonable adjustments aims to make sure that, as far as is reasonable, a disabled student has the same opportunities at Regent's as a non-disabled student.
Hearing induction loops are installed in the Tate Library, Main Reception and in several lecture rooms. A portable device can be made available in other rooms on request (available from the Media Services Department). Guidelines are available for academic staff on the assessment of deaf students.
JAWS computer program is installed in Tate Library. This enables visually impaired students to surf the net using an audio facility. Also in the library is the desktop Smartview Synergy video magnifier. This enables a user to look at books and magnify the text, as required. When required, a reader and an amanuensis (scribe) can be arranged for written examinations.
Inspiration (a mind mapping program) and TextHelp Read & Write Gold (a predictive and proof reading program) are available to all students. The Disability Officer provides a free screening service, by appointment, for students who suspect that they may have a specific learning difficulty, such as dyslexia. Occasional free one-to-one support with a qualified dyslexia tutor can be provided for students who are not eligible for Disabled Students Allowance. Support is always subject to availability. Subject to data protection regulations, we can loan minidisk recorders, if required, to audio record lectures.
Our Media Services Department can loan minidisk recorders, if required, to audio record lectures.
Student Support Librarian
The University has a dedicated support librarian for students with disabilities. The librarian provides one-to-one support and guidance on accessing learning resources in alternative formats, the use of assistive technologies and help finding and utilising learning resources through the library.
Disabled students can request a free one-to-one session with the University’s IT trainer, to learn how to use the assistive software programs available.