Support for disabled students

We provide a range of support for disabled students with specific learning difficulties such as dyslexia. 

We work hard to create an inclusive environment for all of our students and we will make every reasonable attempt to provide support if you have additional access needs.

Our services could include support for:

  • Physical disabilities affecting mobility or access
  • Visual impairment
  • Deafness and acquired hearing loss – see our information for Deaf and hard of hearing students 
  • Learning difficulties, autism/Asperger’s syndrome or brain injury 
  • Mental health difficulties including depression, anxiety and schizophrenia
  • Hidden disabilities including epilepsy and diabetes, chronic fatigue syndrome, ADHD, cancer, asthma and conditions controlled by medication.

Specific support could include: 

  • Modified learning materials, 
  • Support in the class room, 
  • 1:1 support outside the class room with assignments/coursework,
  • Pastoral support 
  • Special arrangements for exams. 
  • Access to specialist equipment and software including JAWS, Zoom text and Dragon Naturally Speaking, orthopaedic chairs, reading boards, radio aids, handheld recorders, adaptive IT hardware, large screen laptops and Livescribe pens.
  • Adaptation of the classroom environment.

To be eligible for support, the student’s disability must affect their learning.  

Contact us

To discuss your support options, please contact on:


Voice: 020 7492 2506

Deaf and hard of hearing students

See our detailed information for Deaf and hard of hearing students.

Building accessibility

City Lit's main site on Keeley Street has lifts to each floor, and is designed to be fully accessible for people with disabilities. If you need assistance in the event of an emergency, you must inform your tutor, who will brief you on the local arrangements.

A small number of classes take place at three other local venues: European Collge (EC) on Stukeley Street, our Photography Studio, on Kean Street and at the Fashion Retail Academy (FRA), near Tottenham Court Road.  

The photography studio and FRA are fully accessible. Unfortunately, all classrooms at EC are accessed via stairs.

To find out about access arrangements, please contact

Stammering and speech therapy

We have a programme of courses to help you and individual speech therapy is available if you are a new student.


Tel: 020 7492 2578