Seen and Unseen Disabilities

Within our society we are used to seeing people who are wheelchair users, or use a white stick for navigation if they are visually impaired. These are seen disabilities because we are able to recognise that these people need additional help or support in order to manage daily life.

Examples of ways they they receive help are via ramps to aid wheelchair access, braille or a large size font for accessible reading as well as the types of support provided by the Learning Support Centre. We provide support in education and the workplace which include:

Study Skills,

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Mental Health Support,

Assistive Technology,


Training and Job Coaching

The Learning Support Centre have experience in supporting a wide variety of different disabilities which include Depression, Dyslexia, ASD, Raynaud’s and Cerebral Palsy.

Unseen disabilities can be more confusing for people and a range of medical conditions fall into this category. Some are changeable and some stay the same, a person may have have been born with it or it may have happened as a result of an accident.

Sometimes, when things are unseen they are neglected or forgotten about. If you’re ever unsure about the effects of a persons disability do not assume anything, it is OK to politely ask them questions. If they would prefer not to answer your question, they will decline.

There is an ‘Invisible Illness Awareness Week’ from September 28th until October 4th or look for

To find out more who we can support you or your organisation complete our contact us form.