Disability’ is a term which encompasses diversity. Hearing and visual impairments, mental health difficulties, Specific Learning Differences such as dyslexia, dyspraxia, mobility impairments, Autistic Spectrum Disorders and ‘unseen’ disabilities such as asthma, epilepsy and diabetes, for example, all come under this broad term. It is up to the individual student to disclose information about any disability or learning difference that they may have. They can do this by contacting disability services who will discuss support requirements for their study.
Action: Look at the following videos on student engagement from the Open University Inclusive Teaching website.