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Disability support

We offer a range of services and adjustments to help you achieve your academic goals and minimise the impact a disability can have on your experience at university.

Overview

The University is dedicated to ensuring that all students have equal access to learning.

By registering with Disability Services students who have a disability can gain access to the adjustments and services they need to succeed in their studies.

Types of adjustment might include:

  • assessment and exam adjustments
  • alternative formatting
  • timetable adjustments
  • access to assistive technology
  • lecture support
  • library services.

Eligibility for these services is determined on an individual needs basis, upon review of the recommendations made in your supporting documentation and your consultation with a Disability Services Officer.

Definition of disability

The Disability Discrimination Act 1992 recognises that disability may be permanent, intermittent or temporary; acquired or lifelong; visible or invisible. The Act defines disability to include:

  • deafness/hearing impairment
  • blindness/vision impairment
  • physical disability
  • specific learning disability
  • psychiatric/psychological disability
  • acquired brain injury
  • chronic medical conditions
  • temporary disability.

Disability Services

Fax
+ 61 2 8627 8482
Address
Level 5 Jane Foss Russell Building G02
Opening hours
9am to 4.30pm Monday to Friday
Last updated: 07 September 2017

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