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The Open University Access Centre

The Open University (OU) Access Centre is a service available to all UK HE students, not just Open University students.

Whether you are a higher education student or from a local authority looking to book a DSA assessment on behalf of a student we can help, as well as being on hand to assist with training to use assistive equipment and software.

As a member of the National Network of Assessment Centres (NNAC), the OU Access Centre can offer up-to-date information on types of assistive technology, personal assistance and study strategies.

We have excellent facilities, both within our Open University Centres and on the OU Access Bus.

Our staff are committed to providing an unbiased specialist service, helping disabled students prepare for study and in reaching their potential. We provide effective support from point of assessment through to training provision and on-going support during study. Our experienced Assessors have considerable knowledge and training in order to make informed decisions and recommendations about the range of assistive technologies which may support you through your study journey.

The centre continues to offer a high quality service provision to our customers.

More information about Disabled Student Allowances including details of how to apply can be found on our support for disabled student website. If you are an Open University student, information can be found by visiting our Help Centre via your Student Homepage.