We try to ensure that all of our services are accessible to all. This includes people who may have a disability, a learning difficulty, or other type of special educational need.
When you come to NLET, we ask you to make us aware of any disability you may have, so that we can make sure that if you need extra support, we are able to provide it for you. This is especially important if you would need help in the event of an evacuation. In terms of employment or study, these ‘accommodations’ or ‘reasonable adjustments’ as they are called can be anything from a little more time to do things, different paper or a reader.
Where we are unable to make an accommodation or reasonable adjustment, we will always attempt to find a way to support you. This may mean looking outside of NLET for further support. The Student Services department will be able to help you do this. You can contact the Student Services team on firstname.lastname@example.org .
We should be made aware of any medication that you may be on, and if you may require to take it whilst you are on NLET premises. This is so that we can give accurate information to the emergency services in the event of an emergency, and also you do not get unfairly disciplined for bringing a drug onto NLET property.
We understand that disabilities and learning difficulties may include a wide range of conditions:
- Seen disabilities:
Where the disability itself is easily noticed by others, such as where you may need to use crutches or a wheelchair, or where physical movement is obviously difficult.
- Unseen disabilities:
Where the disability is not immediately noticeable, such as colour-blindness, diabetes, epilepsy, ME or similar conditions.
- Mental health conditions:
Disability doesn’t always just affect the body, it can also affect the mind. This includes conditions such as Bi-polar disorder, depression or similar conditions.
- Learning difficulties:
This includes those conditions that make it harder than average for someone to learn something new such as dyslexia, dyscalculia, dyspraxia or asperger’s syndrome.
We also understand that some disabilities may be temporary and others permanent. Some people may experience good days, and others where they may find it very difficult to function. The more you are able to make the us aware of your condition, the more we will be able to find ways to support your ability to study.