Providing Learning Support for Students with Mobility Impairments Undertaking Fieldwork and Related Activities

Practical Matters

Obtaining information on living with disability

An invaluable source of practical guidance is the Disabled Living Foundation (DLF). The DLF is a national charity providing practical up-to-date advice and information on many aspects of living with disability, for people with disabilities, older people and carers. A subscription gives access to its Directory of Disability Equipment, which contains very full entries and supplier details for a full range of equipment. It also has a range of publications, including some helpful fact sheets, for example on choosing wheelchairs and general disability issues, and consultancy services. However, the most important source for occasional enquiries is its helpline, which is a telephone information service for the general public. The telephone number is +44 (0)870 603 9177, Minicom: +44 (0)870 603 9176, between the hours 10am and 4pm. E-mail is Another excellent general source of information is the Focus on Disability website.

Page updated 14 December 2001

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