AbilityNet launched the DSA Claim It! campaign to encourage students in higher education with dyslexia, dyspraxia, sensory impairments, Asperger’s syndrome, physical disabilities, chronic health conditions, anxiety, depression, etc. to look into eligibility for free grant money in addition to standard student finance packages to support their education. Disabled Students’ Allowances (DSA) are grants that help students pay for extra equipment, tutoring, note-taker, travel costs, books, photocopying, and additional costs to higher education. AbilityNet reports that half of all students who are eligible for grant money to help cover these educational cots did not claim for the 2013/2014 school year.
Shane Lynch shows support for students to find out if their eligible for the campaign and discusses his own journey to getting tested for dyslexia. Watch Shane Lynch’s video and learn more about the campaign.
There are many resources and applications that have been found to help people with dyslexia and other learning difficulties. Below are a few links to various apps that could help a wide variety of students with reading, writing, literacy and education.