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About the Disability Advisory Service

Learn about the Disability Advisory Service, how to make an appointment or attend a drop in, and find contact details for disability contacts across the University.

The Disability Advisory Service (DAS) is made up of a team of specialist advisors who provide information and advice on disability issues, and facilitate access to study for all students. For each college there are two dedicated advisors within the DAS – one for students with mental health disabilities, and one for students with other disabilities, including: 

  • A sensory or mobility impairment
  • A long-term illness or physical health condition
  • A specific learning difficulty (SpLD) such as dyslexia, dyspraxia or ADHD
  • A social or communication difficulty such as autism spectrum condition.

Make an appointment

If you would like to make an appointment with the Disability Advisory Service to discuss your support or access requirements while studying at Oxford, you can:

If you are unsure about whether registering with the DAS is right for you, or have questions or concerns about accessing support, please contact us or attend one of our drop-in sessions. 

Drop-in sessions

Our advisors offer weekly drop-ins to current students during term (weeks 0-9). The drop-ins allow you 10 minutes with an advisor to discuss quick queries such as:

  • Should I register with the DAS?
  • What support is available?
  • Is my medical evidence sufficient for me to register with the DAS/apply for Disabled Students' Allowance (DSA)?
  • How do I apply for DSA?
  • How do I fill out my DSA application form?
  • I have a letter from my funding body about my DSA application but am not sure what to do next
  • I want to drop off some paperwork

Drop-ins are held between 1.30pm and 2.30pm every weekday during term (weeks 0-9). Students will be seen on a first-come, first-served basis. You do not need to be registered with the DAS to attend.

Drop-ins are not an alternative to a meeting with your advisor. If you need to discuss something more in-depth, such as study support arrangements, changing study support requirements, or SpLD assessments, then please book a 30 minute appointment with your advisor. 

Opening hours

We are open from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday. Drop-in sessions are also run during term. 

Advice for staff supporting disabled students

The DAS also provides advice and information to staff working with individual disabled students, and promotes inclusive practice and compliance with the legal responsibilities across the collegiate University in respect of students with disabilities. Further advice for staff can be found here: www.admin.ox.ac.uk/aad/swss/disability/.

Disabled staff who might need advice and support should contact the Staff Disability Advisor at the Equality and Diversity Unit.

 

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