The Equality Act 2010 requires institutions to make reasonable adjustments for students with disabilities, including dyslexia/SpLD. This will create a level playing field without lowering academic standards. Students with Dyslexia/SpLD are still expected to provide evidence of academic competence, knowledge and understanding of their work. Reasonable adjustments refer to implementation of modifications to enable students to demonstrate their abilities and achieve their full potential academically.
Some suggested Reasonable adjustments:
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Provisions equivalent to those given in examinations should be arranged by the module leaders for class tests.
Oxford Brookes has agreed guidelines for marking coursework and exams accompanied by a blue card, which identifies them as work submitted by students with dyslexia. Let students know if marks for their assignments have been awarded for content and knowledge, and if they have not been deducted for spelling, punctuation and grammatical errors. In subjects where use of language are part of the learning outcomes, module leaders may apply for concessions to the blue card system. Application details can be found here.
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