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.
What support is available?
Some examples of support we can offer.
How to access University disability support
A three-step guide to accessing disability support at the University of Sheffield.
Details of the evidence you need to provide to access disability support, and how to obtain it.
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 (eg one-to-one support or specialist software).
Sharing disability information
What we do with your information.
Why we use the term 'disabled students' and why (and how) we distinguish between 'disability' and 'impairment'.
Support worker service
An outline of the types of support workers available if you have a disability (eg notetakers, sign language interpreters) and who to contact.
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.
Information for DSA needs assessors
Information to help you to advise students on what support is available, and ensure that your recommendations are appropriate to our institution.
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.