Support for disabled staff

In brief

If you are a new member of staff with a disability, we’ve collected together some key information to help you.

Find out more about the legal definition of disability and the types of conditions that are included.

We’ve brought together information about reasonable adjustments, our legal duty and examples of good practice.

There is also specific guidance on reasonable adjustments for staff with mental ill-health.

All staff with a disability or other health condition that impacts on their ability to perform their role are invited to complete a Workplace Adjustment Plan (WAP). This is a live record of adjustments agreed between the employee and their line manager, PI or supervisor. The employee retains the Plan throughout their time working at the University, with changes made as and when required.

The Disabled Staff Network offers an opportunity to talk to colleagues with a shared experience and understanding; provides a voice for disabled staff in University decision-making; and aims to improve disabled people’s experience at the University.

Find out more about funding available to disabled staff through Access to Work.

For more information about supporting disabled staff, see our Managers’ Toolkit 

In depth

Here you will find information on particular disabilities, including definitions, how they can impact on work, and what can be done to support staff with these conditions.

Neurodivergence - for more information about different neurodivergent conditions, see here

Sensory impairment

Long-term physical and health conditions

Find out more about neurodivergent conditions and support available. 

If you are finding it difficult to use your computer, tablet or phone because of a disability, explore IT resources that can help you, including assistive technology. 

In order to support colleagues with a disability, see the guidance on creating accessible documents, PDFs and Powerpoint presentations from the Centre for Teaching and Learning and contact Dominik Lukes, Assistive Technology Officer for training and 1:1 advice on accessibility.

If you are experiencing memory difficulties, which may be caused by dyslexia, medical conditions, mental ill-health or the side effects of medication, see our tips for dealing with memory difficulties.

For further information on parking for disabled staff and travel support through Access to Work, see our travel to work page.

Contact us

For any questions or support contact the Staff Disability Advisor

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