Information for DSA Study Needs Assessors

Non Medical Helper Rates for DSA Assessors and information on adjustments provided at Goldsmiths.

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Contact details

Goldsmiths Disability and Inclusion Service
RHB 120
Goldsmiths, University of London
New Cross
SE14 6NW

T: 020 7919 7964

Approved NMH Suppliers and Rates

For Specialist Study Skills:

For Specialist Mentoring:

We therefore encourage Needs Assessors to consider the above suppliers when seeking two quotes for NMH support.

Assistive Technology Trainers

Diversity and Ability have supported Goldsmiths' students for several years. We therefore encourage Needs Assessors to consider Diversity and Ability when seeking two quotes for NMH support.

British Sign Language Interpreting

BSL Communication has supported Goldsmiths' students for several years. We therefore encourage Needs Assessors to consider BSL Communication when seeking two quotes for NMH support.


Two companies provide accounts for disabled students in London who are eligible for taxi journeys:

Greater London Hire Limited (GLH):

Sonia O'ConnellSales Consultant
Greater London Hire Limited
Tel: 020 7993 7183

Chequers Transport / Climate Cars:

Howard Olivere
Tel: 020 3435 9539

Reasonable Adjustments provided

Disabled students need to register with the Disability and Inclusion Service to ensure that evidence of a disability can be confirmed by a Disability Adviser. Each disabled student will be offered a RASA (Reasonable Adjustment Student Agreement) which will outline the appropriate support and adjustments they should expect from Goldsmiths. Most of the below adjustments are only available through the RASA process.

Lectures and seminars

There is currently no lecture capture facility at Goldsmiths. Disabled students may record lectures.

Supporting materials for lectures are uploaded to the relevant Learn.Gold (Virtual Learning Environment, VLE) in advance of lectures.

Some lecture theatres and class rooms have induction loops fitted.

Rooms will be changed if accessibility is an issue.

Assistive Technology


Claro Read Plus and Claro Read for Mac are licensed across the campus and so it is useful if students are recommended for these packages (if appropriate).

We also have Dragon Dictate (PC and MAC) at various points across the college.

A variety of assistive software is available for the use of disabled students in the Assistive Technology Centre (ATC) located in the Library building. This room has 9 computer terminals and also two rooms equipped for the use of students with visual impairments.


Students with SpLDs are entitled to 25% additional time in unseen examinations and markers are alerted to the student having a SpLD by way of an assessment cover sheet.

Cover sheets do not currently apply for coursework for students with SpLDs. 

Students with long term health conditions can request course work deadline adjustments (short extensions). These are on request and not automatic. The process will be outlined on the student’s RASA.

Other assessment adjustments are made based on a discussion with a Learning Support Officer and the creation of a RASA.

For example, some students may be eligible to use a computer in examinations. This will be approved by a Disability Adviser subject to Goldsmiths criteria.

Students used to working with an amanuensis in exams will need to discuss this with a Disability Adviser and if agreed, this provision will be subject to an annual review, in which alternatives such as using Dragon Dictate will be explored.

Campus accessibility

See the Campus Mobility Guide.