About Us

  • Our assessment centre offers professional needs assessments to ANY student in receipt of DSA.
  • Our centre is fully equipped with assistive technology (both hardware and software) and ergonomic equipment to ensure that anyone assessed here is provided with the exact support for their needs.
  • Our assessors are qualified and experienced from various professional backgrounds. They continually engage in investigating new developments in assistive hardware and software.
  • The assessors have a thorough understanding of issues in teaching and learning in higher education and use this knowledge to recommend the most effective and appropriate support package for the individual.

We are members of the National Network of Asse​ssment Centres and are accredited by DSA Quality Assurance Group.

​We charge funding bodies a fully inclusive assessment fee which includes:

  • Reviewing any additional needs or requirements a student may present with following their assessment for the duration of their original course.

  • Liaising with funding bodies, equipment suppliers, other Higher Education Institutions and other relevant organisations

  • Contacting the student to obtain feedback on how the assessment went and how their support is working in practice. ​

Appointment Times for Needs Assessments

We can offer you a wide range of appointment times for your needs assessment, from 8am to 4pm, Monday to Friday. Visit Booking an Assessment​ for a full list. If none of these times suit you please give us a ring and we will do our best to accommodate you.

We can offer appointments within 15 working days and often sooner depending on the time of year.