Disability and Dyslexia Support Service (DDSS)

We're a specialist and friendly team that supports disabled applicants and students, and the staff working with them.

Who we can support

We can support you if you have a long-term impairment or condition that has an impact on your studies. 

Find out more about who we support

What support is available?

Some examples of support we can offer.

What support is available?

How to access University disability support

A three-step guide to accessing disability support at the University of Sheffield.

Access University disability support

Providing evidence

Details of the evidence you need to provide to access disability support, and how to obtain it.

Providing evidence

Apply for Disabled Students’ Allowances (DSA)

How to apply for DSA to help pay for any extra study-related costs which you incur at University due to a disability (e.g. one-to-one support or specialist software).

Apply for DSA

Sharing disability information

What we do with your information.

Sharing disability information

Our terminology

Why we use the term 'disabled students' and why (and how) we distinguish between 'disability' and 'impairment'.

Our terminology
 

Support worker service

An outline of the types of support workers available if you have a disability (e.g. notetakers, sign language interpreters) and who to contact.

Support worker service

Talk to a current student

To talk to a current disabled student about disability support or University life in general, go to Key Topics > Disabled Students via this link.

Talk to a current student

Contact us

We offer ongoing support that is tailored to your situation and requirements. Contact us to talk about the support we can put in place that would work for you. 

disability.info@sheffield.ac.uk