Information for students who are blind or have a visual impairment

The AccessAbility Centre offers students who are blind or have a visual impairment:

  • assistance with pre-entry discussions and visits
  • initial informal assessment of your requirements
  • organising examination arrangements
  • assistance with applying for the Disabled Students’ Allowance  and with the ordering of equipment (this is not applicable to international students)
  • one-to-one study support sessions
  • assistance with Brailling course materials via an agency
  • reliable volunteer readers trained according to RNIB guidelines to record text
  • loan of four-track tape recorders or digital recorders
  • assistance with arranging campus orientation
  • assistance with arranging a personal assistant if required
  • liaison, subject to your agreement, with departments
  • liaison with the Accommodation Office
  • contact with outside agencies

Further Information

For more information, or to request a differently formatted copy or a Braille version of this information, contact the AccessAbility Centre. 

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+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.