surely no evidence of need = no need? aren't we supposed to meet their needs not their wants?
we've gone electronic to avoid the morass of text sizes, fonts and coloured paper needed, leaving it up to the student to choose for themselves when they print / save.
From: Discussion list for disabled students and their support staff. on behalf of Peter Hill
Sent: Mon 12/01/2009 18:27
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Subject: Re: Disclosure
I can't help with this one - but I have a related query. (I hope Wendy won't mind my hijacking her thread!)
A lecturer friend relayed the following:
A student claims to have a disability (dexterity difficulties) and has asked for course materials and lecture notes to be provided in paper format. Although resources are provided electronically, the student claims not to be able to use a keyboard - so can't print them off himself, even though he can apparently write by hand. The real issue lies in the fact that the student has not provided any evidence of a disability and he steadfastly refuses to have any contact with student support services. This is obviously proving tricky for the lecturer who would like to know exactly what her obligations are.
Any advice gratefully received.
Wendy Knowles (W.Knowles) wrote:
Hi to everyone
Can I ask what your policy is at your own institution as regards disclosure of a disability? Do you view initial disclosure (eg on the UCAS form) as full disclosure to the University or do you ask students to complete any additional paperwork once they have a definite place? If so, what exactly do they complete and who completes this with them?
Here at York St John we ask all students to fill in a disclosure form before we forward on information to relevant departments. Do you feel this is necessary?
Very grateful for all responses
Disability Service Manager
York St John University
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