Boyzone's Shane Lynch shows his support for AbilityNet's campaign to encourage UK higher education students to claim Disabled Students' Allowances (DSAs) - www.abilitynet.org.uk/dsa
Shane discusses his struggle with #dyslexia, the impact it had on his reading and writing and how he felt when he was finally diagnosed.
Many university students struggle with their studies because they don't realise the extra help that can be funded by Disabled Students' Allowances. Someone with severe #dyslexia would be very likely to receive funding for extra software or computer hardware, as well as extra study support. It's a grant and you don't have to pay it back.
As Shane says many people feel embarrassed or hide their dyslexia, not realising what a huge difference that extra help can make to their lives.
If you know anyone with dyslexia who is at University in the UK make sure they know about DSAs.
For more information call AbilityNet on 0800 269 545, or visit www.bit.ly/ClaimItDSA
Shane Lynch discusses his dyslexia diagnosis as part of AbilityNet's Claim It DSA campaign. For more information on Disabled Students' Allowances visit www.abiltynet.org.uk/dsa.
AbilityNet is a unique UK charity that provides expert advice and information about how technology can help people with any disability of any age. For more information about how computers can help people with dyslexia see www.abilitynet.org.uk/dyslexia
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