How easy is it to get the DSA to pay towards a laptop that I choose rather than the Needs Assessor choosing one for me?
My current laptop is only half working, it's a good six or seven years old and things like the internet connection on it cuts out all the time, the disc drive doesn't work etc. I've had problems with the hard drive. Its safe to say it's on it's last legs and a new one was recommended to me when I was diagnosed with dyslexia and dyspraxia so I assume the needs assessor will support this and recommend one.
My problem is I've always had a Sony brand laptop since I can remember and I like the way they are made and some of the features etc. I don't really like change and keeping to the same brand will help me to adjust to a new laptop. I doubt this is enough to persuade the needs assessor to recommend a Sony laptop but how easy is it to get DSA to contribute to a laptop of my choosing rather than going for whatever stock laptop they'll supply?