General disability resources

On this page you will find a selection of extra information to help you during your time at UCL.

Sunflower Lanyard invisible disability scheme

The Invisible Disabilities Sunflower lanyard scheme is an initiative designed to act as a discreet sign that somebody has an invisible disability and requires additional assistance while out in public.

You do not have to identify yourself or register any information to access a lanyard, and they are available to free of charge.

Find out how to get your own sunflower lanyard on the UCL Estates page.

UCL's Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Network

UCL has the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Network for students and staff providing useful and more indepth information across issues relating to disability, race, gender, religion and belief and sexual orientation amongst other equalities initiatives. Through this you'll be able to access:

  • Various networks focussed on equality, diversity and inclusion
  • Support for students and staff
  • Dignity at UCL - UCL's policy towards harassment, intimidation and bullying
  • Equality, diversity and inclusion training opportunities

Find out more about the EDI Network.

Seeing the screen

We have a whole host of free applications, programmes and tools to help users with visual and tracking impairments. These include screen-readers for Windows, other computer apps, browser plugins and web tools, and Apple apps.

View our range of screen-reading support tools.

Time management tools

We have a wide range of free tools to help users with time management, planning and research. These include programmes that video record your screen, create mind maps, edit sound and manage documents in the cloud. There are also tools to help block possible distractions and other web resources.

Here are some resources that will help you with time management, planning and research:

Accessibility tips 

You can convert PDFs, JPEGs and other files into an e-book, text file, audio or braille using a programme called Sensus Access. You can combine more than one JPEG into a single file.   

Use the Sensus Access website to convert documents to accessible formats. 

We recommend that you first check the inbuilt accessibility options of your operative system or device. Windows has the Ease of Access Centre and Mac comes packed with a lot of assistive technology. Explore the settings on your device to see what accessibility options are available. You can find the relevant information below:


UCL Careers is committed to equality, diversity and inclusion. If you have a disability or long-term health condition you can:

  • Request an extended one-to-one appointment with a careers consultant
  • Request a video or phone careers appointment
  • Request reasonable adjustments for an event/workshop you will be attending (please email at least 48 hours in advance)
  • Request access to the quiet half hour at the start of one of our Careers Fairs
  • Receive careers information for students with disabilities or long-term health conditions

Please email UCL Careers to make any of these requests.

For more details, visit the UCL Careers website.

Learn about life at UCL from our disabled students

Life at UCL with a hearing impairment

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Life at UCL with ADHD

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Life at UCL with an Autistic Spectrum Condition (ASC)

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Life at UCL with a visual impairment

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Life at UCL with dyslexia

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Life at UCL with an unseen disability

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