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Reasonable Adjustments: Disability Specific

As a student with disability or health condition in the post-secondary education sector you may be entitled to receive adjustments and support from your education provider. These are called reasonable adjustments.

Reasonable adjustments refer to a “measure or action taken to assist a student with disability to participate in education and training on the same basis as other students”1 

They are designed to place you, the student on a more equal footing, and not to give you any kind of advantage. These adjustments are developed in consultation with your education provider, often through the Disability Practitioner. These adjustments will be based on your particular needs in relation to your disability or health condition, as well as what program or activity you are undertaking. This means they may change over the course of your studies.

In this section we provide an outline of some of the adjustments you may be entitled to receive. You will find different disability specific adjustments under the following disability types.

References

1 Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA) 2013. Student Diversity. Accessed on July 21 2016 from http://www.australiancurriculum.edu.au/studentdiversity/students-with-disability