Students with disability are an integral part of the university community. Their learning opportunities, and the services available to them, need to be assured and enhanced in the same way that it is for other students.
Since the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) was introduced in 1992, the number of students with disability participating in education and training has more than doubled. However, they are still under-represented, and are also less successful in gaining employment following graduation.
To address this issue Universities Australia (once known as AVCC) developed Disability Guidelines to assist universities to meet the needs of students with disabilities by providing good practice guidelines across the spectrum of the student experience: from recruitment and selection through to transition to employment.