This includes providing advice on individual reasonable adjustments designed to remove or reduce barriers to learning.
While collaboration between all parts of the collegiate University, including the Disability Advisory Service, is a key theme of provision at Oxford, it is important to note that overarching responsibility for decision-making in respect of reasonable adjustments rests with the appropriate body legally responsible for meeting the requirements of the Equality Act; colleges in matters relating to college provision, and the University in matters relating to departments and faculties. Disability Advisory Service recommendations are made in order to support colleges and the University as they consider their obligations to make reasonable adjustments.
The role of the Disability Advisory Service is to:
Disabled staff can find information about sources of support at work through the Equality and Diversity Unit.
The role of the Disability Advisory Service in supporting students
The Disability Advisory Service is available to prospective and on-course students of the University, including both matriculated and non-matriculated students. All on-course students registered with the service will be allocated a disability advisor, who will work with them and co-ordinate any necessary support. The Disability Advisory Service will:
The role of the Disability Advisory Service in providing advice and guidance for staff working with students with disabilities is to:
It is outside the remit of the Disability Advisory Service to:
Disability Advisory Service
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