Information for students who are deaf or have a hearing impairment



The AccessAbility Centre offers students who are deaf or have a hearing impairment:

  • assistance with pre-entry discussions and visits
  • initial informal assessment of your requirements
  • assistance with the Disabled Students’ Allowance and with the ordering of equipment (this does not apply to international students)
  • one-to-one support and/or study skills sessions if required
  • assistance with the management, administration and organisation of note-takers and interpreters
  • note-takers trained according to Council for the Advancement of Communication with Deaf People (CACDP) guidelines
  • appropriate examination arrangements
  • radio microphone loan from Audio Visual Services, subject to availability
  • information about portable and integral loop systems
  • liaison, with your agreement, with academic staff, departments and the Accommodation Service
  • contact with outside agencies and local specialists
  • minicom in the AccessAbility Centre (0116 252 5002)

Every effort will be made to provide facilities and support appropriate to your individual requirements.  You are strongly advised to contact the AccessAbility Centre before the start of your course.




The University’s libraries also offer various services.  For an information leaflet contact:

Tel: 0116 252 2043


or see




There is a range of catered or self-catering accommodation, with and without en-suite rooms, with textphones and vibrating/flashing emergency alert systems suitable for students who are deaf or have a hearing impairment.  Further information is available from the Accommodation Service (tel 0116 252 2428 or fax 0116 252 5134).

Further information

For  more information, please contact the AccessAbility Centre

There is a discussion list for deaf undergraduates and their support staff/researchers DEAFLINK@JISCMAIL.AC.UK

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Contact Us

+44 (0)116 252 5002

or visit us on the ground floor of the Library

The AccessAbility Centre is open 9.00am to 5.00pm, Monday to Friday, during both terms and vacations. Contact us if you would like to speak with someone outside of these hours.


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The University of Leicester is committed to equal access to our facilities. DisabledGo has a detailed accessibility guide for the David Wilson Library.