Information for DSAs needs assessors

Course information

Our courses are run by academic schools and research centres, spread across six faculties. Search for undergraduate course information or postgraduate course information. For more detailed information about course requirements, contact the relevant School Disability Coordinator.


The University has a range of support services, resources and practical advice for all students. We provide advice and services to support health and wellbeing.

We also provide specialist study support for disabled students.

Access to buildings and facilities

Check University of Bristol access guides on DisabledGo. If you do not find the information you need, contact the School Disability Coordinator.

Library accessibility and support

The Library provides a range of accessibility and support services. If you do not find the information you need, contact the Library Support Team.

Software and assistive software/technology

Once registered, all students can get Office 365 for free.

The Library has assistive software and an assistive technology (AT) room in the Arts and Social Sciences Library. This may benefit students with complex needs.
For further information, contact the Library Support Team.

DSAs £200 equipment contribution

Students contribute the first £200 towards DSAs-funded equipment. If this contribution would put them in financial hardship, signpost them to Disability Services.

Means-tested help may be available. Students whose family income is greater than £42,875 will not receive help.

Lecture capture (Re/Play)

Our central lecture capture platform is called Re/Play.

Re/Play recordings can be:

  • Captioned for hearing-impaired students;
  • 'Authored', which means adding descriptions to images and figures to support visually impaired students.

Please signpost students who may need captioning or authoring to Disability Services.

Re/Play is not available in all teaching venues and is not always used. We recommend that students are equipped with an alternative, DSAs-funded note-taking solution. This could be a digital voice recorder (DVR) or note-taking software to use with a laptop. Our Recording Education Activity Policy allows disabled students to record teaching for their own use.

Preferred non-medical help (NMH) supplier

Our preferred NMH supplier is Randstad.

Contact us

If you have questions or need more information. 

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