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Date posted: 1st March 2022
Following the publication of Student Loans Company’s (SLC) report that sets out its proposed reforms to Disabled Students’ Allowance (DSA), we welcome changes to the DSA process that should make the journey easier and less stressful to navigate for blind and partially sighted students.
As part of our campaign ‘Our Right to Study’ we have been calling on the Department for Education (DfE) and the Student Loans Company (SLC) to take urgent steps to ensure that DSA works for students with vision impairment.
We are pleased to see a focus on quality and accountability within this latest announcement. We welcome that charities and organisations which support disabled students will be involved throughout the process. It is also important that students are engaged in this. To maintain our neutral position, TPT will not actively endorse any prospective suppliers.
We have set out a number of points that we are calling SLC to consider within the procurement framework.
All blind and partially sighted students should have access to the support they need to achieve their full academic potential and the opportunity to obtain the same skills and experiences as their peers.