Making our service accessible

The PCC work closely with the Disability and Dyslexia Service to ensure our office and our resources are as accessible as possible. If there is something we could be doing better, please tell us.

Adjustments currently available for disabled students

Assistive technology

  • Adapted pc available solely for the use of disabled students. The pc has a larger screen and a large font keyboard
  • Induction loop available, also hearing loop on each front reception desk area
  • Handouts available in electronic format
  • For additional assistive technologies we refer students to the Assistive Technology Centre (ATC)
  • Alternative versions of slides from lectures or workshops delivered by the PCC are available in advance (upon request) at all lectures or workshops delivered by PCC staff

Website

  • Review of the PCC website's accessibility is an ongoing process
  • PCC website is regularly reviewed by disabled students and their feedback is used to improve website accessibility
  • We provide streamed videos with subtitles; if subtitles are unavailable we re-direct users to other websites
  • Layout of key information webpages restructured to make them more accessible to people with dyslexia

Other adjustments/resources

  • Placement and Internship Advisers and Careers Consultants can spend additional time upon request with disabled students
  • Ground floor space may be available for interviews with clients who have mobility impairments if lift is not working
  • Students are invited to declare disability when booking a PCC event and appropriate arrangements will be put in place to facilitate attendance wherever possible
  • An extended book loan system has been implemented for all disabled students
  • Handouts can be photocopied in coloured paper for students with dyslexia
  • Placement and Internship Advisers work closely with disabled students on sandwich courses, their academic Schools and the DDS to advise on reasonable adjustments in the workplace so that a placement can be completed successfully

Making our service accessible is an ongoing job so please tell us if you have other ideas on how we can improve the Placement and Careers Centre for you.

Page last updated: Thursday 21 August 2014