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The Disability Support Office (DSO)

The Disability Support Office (DSO)

These web pages are specifically targeted at audiences, and so here is a short overview to help guide you to find the information that you are looking for.   

The DSO provides support for disabled staff and students in the University and also offers support and advice to prospective students and employees.  We provide a confidential service and together we can manage the level of disclosure within the University in order to provide agreed support. 

The University operates within the legislative framework of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995, 2001, 2005 and the Equality Act 2010.  We aim to work within the social model of disability.


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Disabled Staff

If you are a disabled member of staff, then this is where you will find the information that you require about your own support and how to access support from the University.  You will also find information about the support on offer and Access to Work.

How to contact us

You can contact us by email at dso@manchester.ac.uk or by telephone to 0161 275 7512.

Disabled students

Disabled students find out about the support available to them in the University and how to access that support. There is information that is related to disabled students with a variety of support needs.

Working with disabled staff

The working with disabled staff section is for HR managers and line managers and other service providers.  It describes your responsibilities as an employer, and guides you how to support disabled staff.  There is also information about the resources that are available within the University and a staff referral form.

Working with disabled students

This section is targeted at various groups who will be working with disabled students.  There is information for external assessors, academic staff, administrative staff, School Disability Coordinators etc.   You will also find some good practice guidance and information about the legislative framework that we operate within.