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Disability Practitioners

Disability practitioners are known variously as Disability Liaison Officer, Disability Advisor, Integration Coordinator, Teacher Consultant or Disability Officer. Although position descriptions vary, primary functions are likely to include:

  • Assisting students to identify the implications of their disability for study and assessment
  • Documenting adjustments and services required in the form of a Learning Access Plan (or similar)
  • Providing information to students and staff about available support services, assistive technology, learning strategies accommodations or adjustments
  • Managing interpreting and notetaking services
  • Providing disability education, training and awareness for staff
  • Assisting teaching and support staff to problem-solve issues
  • Assisting the institution in the development and implementation of action plans, policies and procedures to ensure disability services are main-streamed
  • Assisting in balancing the rights of individual students and the interests of the institution.