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Support for learning

Learning Support / Study Skills

Students with a specific learning difficulty, such as dyslexia or dyspraxia, are likely to be offered specialist study skills support through the Disabled Students’ Allowances DSA scheme.

We can advise about applying for this and arranging the support.

King’s Disability Support also has a small team of Specialist Learning Support Tutors who provide learning support sessions to students not eligible for Disabled Students’ Allowances.

To arrange these sessions students will need a referral from a Disability Adviser. 

 

Library services

Library Services are committed to providing inclusive, user-oriented services to support students and staff during their time at King's. Library staff are available to help users make full use of its services and facilities. All students registering a disability on their Student Record will receive extended library loans.

There is a range of services and facilities including, adjustable desks in most Libraries, book collection service, video magnifiers or CCTVs, ergonomic equipment.

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Assistive Software

There is a wide range of assistive software available at King's College London. These include:

 

  • Inspiration 9: Create diagrams, mind maps, memory tools, visual learning, essay planning, comprehend and communicate.
  • Text Help Read and Write Gold: Proof read your work, listen to your work, documents, convert text to a high quality audio and create audio revision files
  • Dragon Naturally Speaking: Voice recognition software. With Dragon you can dictate documents in Microsoft Word, send emails and more all by speaking.
  • Zoom Text 11: a screen Magnifier and Reader it reads most documents and can change background colours this applications is beneficial to users with a visual impairment. 
  • Jaws 18: Jaws enables users with vision loss to independently use a keyboard with a computer along with a connection to braille output devices.
  • Abby Fine Reader 14: Abbyy Fine Reader helps you to convert an in-accessible document to a more friendly file format. 
  • Sensus Access: allows you to convert documents that would normally be inaccessible. These include image-only PDF files, scanned documents, pictures of text and Microsoft PowerPoint presentations.

Support and Training

King's also offers use of Assistive Technology Rooms (or Booths). You will need to email the Disability Support Team to register for access. If you have been assessed as requiring Dragon Nationally Speaking software, a Dragon account will be created for you. 

We have 10 Assistive Technology Rooms (ATRs) that are distributed over 5 campuses. ATRs provide a quiet study area with PCs loaded with assistive software applications. There are also printer / scanners.---To use an Assistive Technology Room or Booth you will need to contact or email the Disability Support Team to register for access. If you have been assessed as requiring Dragon Nationally Speaking software, a Dragon account will be created for you.

For more detail on assistive software at King's, please contact the Disability team. 

Assistive technology enquiries

For further details on assistive software at King's, contact us:

 

KCL_PostGrad_0128A Postgraduate student using Assistive software.

Disability Support Funding (including Disabled Students Allowances, DSAs)

We recommend you apply for Disabled Students Allowance (DSA). This is a government funded scheme that provides assistive software and specialist tutor support.

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For further Information on evidence, funding and inclusion plans at King’s

Evidence

Evidence

Support and adjustments for students with learning disabilities

Funding

Funding

Funding information for disabled students at King's.

King's Inclusion plans

Inclusion plan

King's Inclusion Plans record a disabled student's disability related study needs and recommended…