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Physical disabilities

Physical disability refers to all types of physical disability and they can be hidden, mild or profound. The resources on this page are to help you support learners with physical disability to achieve their ambitions.

pdnet Standards

Learners with physical disabilities have individual needs to ensure they can access and engage with learning. To help those working with young people with physical disabilities, pdnet have produced a set of standards for those working in post-16 education.

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This resource provides tools to evaluate your current provision and to support developing an action plan for continual improvement

Professional development

The ETF offers courses to help you support learners with physical disabilities, and profound and multiple learning disabilities to achieve their full potential.

Quick links

Disability Rights UK - adjustments for disabled students factsheet.

pdnet  - a national network that provides professionals in education with support in promoting positive outcomes for young people with physical disability.

RNIB Bookshare - RNIB Bookshare supports learners with a print disability to access the curriculum. They provide accessible textbooks and resources for sight loss, dyslexia ,dyspraxia, autism and qualifying physical disabilities. The service is free to UK education organisations.

Related Resources

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PDnet Standards for supporting young people with physical disability