Reasonable Adjustments: Disability Specific
As a student with disability or ongoing health condition in the post-secondary education sector you may be entitled to receive adjustments and support from your post secondary 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.
In this section we provide an outline of some of the adjustments as a student you may be entitled to receive. You will find different disability specific adjustments under the following disability types.
Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) | ADD and ADHD | Autism Spectrum Condition | Blind and Vision Impaired | Deaf and Hard of Hearing | Health Conditions | Intellectual Disability | Intellectual Disability (easy read) | Specific Learning Disability | Multiple Chemical Sensitivity | Mental Health | Physical Disability
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