The Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) requires institutions to have systems in place for facilitating disclosure of disability and for passing information on to those staff who need to know.
As part of the admissions and enrolment processes your institution should have systems for
Part 5 of the DDA also requires institutions to develop a Disability Equality Scheme, which requires a proactive approach.
The student may also have had, or be entitled to, a needs assessment as part of the process of application for the Disabled Students' Allowances.
These activities are likely to be coordinated by your institution’s disability officer, but may also involve admissions administrators and tutors. Your academic department may have a nominated contact for matters relating to disabled students who may also have a role in this process.
Most institutions have developed systems for disseminating information to teaching staff on the needs of an individual disabled student. Proper flow of information is essential so that tutors can make the necessary adjustments to their teaching.