After the assessment

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Step 1: Draft report

You should receive a draft of your report by email within 5 working days of your appointment.

You need to respond within 5 working days of the date the draft report was sent, if you wish to discuss changes. If we don’t hear from you within the 5 working days, we’ll assume that you’re happy with the report and we’ll send out the final version.

Step 2: Final report

We’ll distribute your final report within 15 working days of your appointment (within 10 working days if you declined a draft). It will be sent by email to:

  • you
  • your funding body, and
  • the Disability Officer at your Higher Education Institution (if previously agreed with you).

The recommendations in your report are provisional and your funding body will make the final decision on what they’ll fund. Do not order any equipment until told to do so by your funding body, as you will not be reimbursed.

Step 3: Organising your support

You should contact your Higher Education Institution to discuss any reasonable adjustments you may need to have put in place in addition to the support recommended in your report, for example exam concessions.

It’s your responsibility to order any equipment and organise any support agreed by your funding body. The letter from your funding body will provide instructions and all the contact details you’ll need.

If your report recommends the provision of a computer for running assistive technology, you will be required to contribute the first £200.00 towards its cost. You will need to pay this at the time you place your order with the authorised supplier. You may, if you wish, upgrade the computer to a higher specification at this point and pay any additional costs. The supplier can advise you on what is permissible within the DSA regulations.

Step 4: Technology training

Once your equipment is in place, you should contact the training company and arrange your first training date. It’s very important to receive training for the equipment recommended, in order to ensure that you gain the maximum benefit from the technology.

What happens next? (updated October 2016)