DSUK will not provide services where
- Our services will be used in a way that does not benefit our members or has a net negative impact on our members
- We are not fairly compensated for our work
- Our name will be used without our expertise having any real influence (tokenism)
Disabled Students UK contains some of the UK’s leading experts in HE accessibility, with years of experience in research, public speaking and consulting.
Yet many of us have been asked to do unpaid labour for years, to provide free access consulting for our department or university. Ultimately such requests originate from the idea that access for disabled students is charity rather than a right.
We do not work pro-bono when dealing with established organisations. As an organisation we need to generate income in order for our work to be sustainable. We also recognize our own expertise and worth on the market. Not only do we have some of the UK’s leading experts but we have data that is unique in the sector, a reach that is unique in the sector and hence insight that is unique in the sector.
We come to clients neither from above nor below but as partners, ready to offer services they need.