[access-uk] Re: Request regarding DSA

  • From: Jonathan <digitaltoast@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 15 Oct 2010 16:49:54 +0100

Speaking as a sighted user, oddly enough I was looking at the Zychem
pricelist just earlier today.
Tricky one, this. The fuser appears to be about £510, but did you know
you can get the sheets processed from 52p each (minimum order £10)?

The lady I spoke to at Sight Village, Ellen Summers, seemed very
helpful. You never know, they might even know of a second hand one.

As far as DSA goes, though, I can't really understand your complaint.
DSA says: "Disabled Students' Allowances (DSAs) provide extra
financial help if you want to study a higher education course and have
a disability. DSAs are grants to help meet the extra course costs
students can face as a direct result of a disability".

But you're saying it's for your "independant work at home and has in
effect nothing to do with the University".

So, from that, I'd say it was probably the case.

On 15 October 2010 16:16, Mike Moore <mikeis@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Hello,
> I hope this is within the boundary's of the list:
> I am requesting a Zychem fuser to give tactile representations of graphs,
> which I create. DSA are saying that it does not fall within their
> requirements of supply, and it is the responsibility of the University to
> provide all class material and handouts in a format I can access.
> My argument is that this is for my independant work at home and has in
> effect nothing to do with the University's duty to provide other materials.
> Can anyone advise please?
> Thanks,
> Mike
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