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Learning Disability

Department for Education written question – answered on 7th February 2020.

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Photo of Sharon Hodgson Sharon Hodgson Shadow Minister (Public Health)

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to support disabled students with visual stress.

Photo of Chris Skidmore Chris Skidmore Minister of State (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy) (Universities and Science) (Joint with the Department for Education)

The Department is currently discussing with the Association of Dyslexia Specialists in Higher Education whether there is a case to provide Disabled Students’ Allowances for certain types of assistance for higher education students with a diagnosis of visual stress. We will announce further details in due course.

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