Does It Count?
Disabilities can be visible or invisible – and most are the latter!
The Equality Act 2010 states that any long-term impairment – mental or physical – which substantially affects your ability to carry out normal daily activities counts as a disability.
Examples include depression, anxiety, cystic fibrosis, IBD, personality disorders, ASD, fibromyalgia, PTSD, chronic fatigue, IBS, chronic pain, diabetes, dyslexia, dyspraxia, dyscalculia etc, lupus, being hard of hearing, epilepsy, ADHD, and many more!
If you feel like you fit the above, you have the right to reasonable adjustments - you can book an appointment with the Disability Resource Centre, or speak to us/your college's Disabled Students’ Officer to find out more. The DSC can offer support and community as well - feel free to contact any of the committee, browse through the resources on our website, or attend our events! We also runs several online communities (usually over Facebook) – head over to our support group page to see more, and contact us if you have an idea for a new online community, or if you want to run an event.