Disabled student allowance (DSA)

Disabled Student Allowance Scheme – Non-Medical Help

Open Sight is able to offer support to severely sight impaired and visually impaired students who qualify for DSA support when studying at College or University.

We are registered with the DSA QAG as being able to provide non-medical support to students needing orientation and mobility training at University or College. Training   is provided to familiarise the student with the layout of the University and can also include orientation of the surrounding area, if this has been included in the DSA assessment.

For further information about the student allowance scheme, click on the link below.



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The table below shows NMH rates. Period covered – 01/04/2016 through to 31/03/2017

Note: NMH Support Rates shown per hour in the table below. (opens in new window)

NMH Rates Table.pdf

If you wish to find out more on DSA and NMH Service available contact Debbie Ross on 02380 646 381 or debbie.ross@opensight.org.uk

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