I am going back to college in September to do a part time foundation degree, I am hard of hearing a wear a hearing aid it has never been a problem for me and I manage as well as I can.
I got an email for the colleges disability officer yesterday asking more about my disability and that I should apply for Disabled Students Allowance, I have never applied for this before so I have no idea how it all works
The college I am going to is where I studied my further education and they provided me with note takers which were a godsend as I find it hard to write and listen at the same time.
I just wondered if I get DSA will I have to get my own note taker or will my college provide them?
Does anyone else here have a hearing impairment and get DSA? If so what do you use it for?
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DSA - Hearing Impairment watch
- Thread Starter
- 20-07-2013 14:08
- 20-07-2013 14:24
You apply for DSA and have a Needs Assessment. During this Assessment your areas of support will be discussed and, following this, the assessor will make some recommendations. This an include a note taker (or, more widely, support worker), various equipment, and other things.
The notetakers will be employed by a specific company (e.g. Randstand, Neuropartners) and they are paid by your funding body. You do not need to find, or pay, for the notetaker yourself.