Brain Sciences


Are you D/deaf or have a disability?

The Faculty of Brain Sciences is committed to supporting all of its staff with a disability or condition, to ensure they are best able to carry out their day-to-day work.

If you are Deaf or have a disability, the best way to access the support you need is to declare it - in confidence.

What is a disability?

The 2010 Equality Act, which protects people against discrimination, defines disability as "A physical or mental impairment which has a substantial and long-term adverse effect on their ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities.” This therefore covers lots of different conditions, including physical disabilities, Deafness, learning difficulties, and mental health conditions.

Why declare?

Once you have declared your disability, you can discuss your needs with your manager and request any reasonable adjustments that you need in your work life. Reasonable adjustments could include:

  • Physical adjustments to your work environment
  • Flexible working and accommodating appointments
  • Reallocating work duties
  • Assistive technology, e.g. screen-reading software
  • Requiring your manager to give instructions in the way that suits you best

If you declare your disability, disability will be better represented and have a stronger voice in the Faculty and at UCL, which will help improve accessibility and equality for all across the university.

How to declare