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    (Original post by pipsi)
    As far as I am aware, international students are not eligible for DSA and have to apply for help from their own country.
    How about EU students?
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    (Original post by dorababy1995)
    Hi all,



    I've been blind since birth and hope to start my A-levels this coming September. Just wondering if there are any other blind students out there?
    Hi,

    Not blind. But do have various visual impairments and am partially sighted.
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    (Original post by OU Student)
    Hi,

    Not blind. But do have various visual impairments and am partially sighted.
    What do you study at uni/college and what support do you get?
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    (Original post by dorababy1995)
    What do you study at uni/college and what support do you get?
    Not studying yet. I go back in October. When I was studying, I received:
    - text-to-speech software
    - note taker
    - someone to help me to get around
    - scanner and printer

    All lecture slides, etc. were emailed to me before the lecture so I was able to put them into my preferred format and read them.
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    (Original post by OU Student)
    Not studying yet. I go back in October. When I was studying, I received:
    - text-to-speech software
    - note taker
    - someone to help me to get around
    - scanner and printer

    All lecture slides, etc. were emailed to me before the lecture so I was able to put them into my preferred format and read them.
    That's great indeed! How much can you see?
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    (Original post by dorababy1995)
    That's great indeed! How much can you see?
    Enough to get around, just. But I have no depth perception and am colourblind. On a good day, I can read most of the eye chart with my left and a few lines of the eye chart with my right eye. (which always has been very weak compared to the left)

    And yourself?
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    Hi.

    I'm completely deaf in my left ear and partially in my right. Anyone know what happens with regards to accommodation as I need smoke alarms that flash/vibrate my pillow???
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    (Original post by abiislame)
    Hi.

    I'm completely deaf in my left ear and partially in my right. Anyone know what happens with regards to accommodation as I need smoke alarms that flash/vibrate my pillow???
    Have you contacted whoever owns the accommodation? Action on Hearing Loss (formerly RNID) should have some advice.
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    (Original post by abiislame)
    Hi.

    I'm completely deaf in my left ear and partially in my right. Anyone know what happens with regards to accommodation as I need smoke alarms that flash/vibrate my pillow???
    I have the same issue as you and asked around at loads of uni's. As long as you put your disability down on Ucas they should contact you and that's when you can request one- a dsa should help pay for it if they don't already have one
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    Helpful guide about going into Higher Education with a disability: http://www.disabilityrightsuk.org/si...IntoHE2014.pdf
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    (Original post by abiislame)
    Hi.

    I'm completely deaf in my left ear and partially in my right. Anyone know what happens with regards to accommodation as I need smoke alarms that flash/vibrate my pillow???
    Hi abiislame,

    I just came across your message and was wondering if I could help? I'm a Student Ambassador for Kingston University and have a close relationship with our Disabilities department.

    I would suggest that you contact all universities you are interested in directly and ask them about services they provide for students who are hard of hearing. Here at Kingston we can arrange a viewing of our rooms for disabled students on open days, our disability team are also accessible so you can ask questions.

    The main thing is being somewhere you are comfortable and feel confident.

    I hope this helps

    Please let me know if you have any more questions.

    Chloe
    Student Ambassador

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