Who are we?
The Disability Service is a team of professional Disability Advisors and trained educational support staff. We support and assist future and current students with disabilities and chronic health conditions. Our service is available to all UWS students.
We will assess the impact of your disability or chronic health condition and develop an Academic Integration Plan to provide reasonable adjustments that you need to address the effects of your disability. Reasonable adjustments are any steps taken to make sure that all students have equal access to university. This is done in line with the Disability Discrimination Act (as amended 2009) and the Disability Standards for Education (2005).
Central booking number: (02) 9852 5199
Office hours: Monday to Friday 9.00am - 4.30pm
Need adjustments for your exams?
Register with the Disability Service by phoning (02) 9852 5199 or email email@example.com and make an appointment. The closing date to register for assistance is 30 April 2013 for Autumn Session and 30 September 2013 for Spring Session. Act now!
Registering your disability or health condition
To register, call (02) 9852 5199 and make an appointment. You'll need to bring all medical or educational documents that confirm your condition. These documents can't be more than two years old. If you can't bring your documents to your appointment, you can arrange to supply them at another time.
The information you give us is confidential. We won't tell anyone about the nature of your condition without your written consent.
If you're not sure that you need assistance or are worried about disclosing your condition, you don't have to make a decision right away. You can just have a chat with a disability advisor and ask some questions. They can answer any questions about the sort of help we can provide.
What can we provide?
- Pre-admission advice
- Academic Integration Plans
- Educational Support Service staff (academic note takers, readers, practical assistants and sign interpreters)
- Training in assistive technology
- Access News montly eNewsletter
- Access rooms
- Advocacy for disability related issues
- Transcription of videos and podcasting
- Textbooks and educational material in alternative formats
Find out more
- Legislation and Standards (opens in a new window)
- Student Disability Handbook [PDF, 217Kb] (opens in a new window)
- Student Disability Principles and Procedures (2011) [PDF, 161Kb] (opens in a new window)
- Glossary of terms [PDF, 217Kb] (opens in a new window)
- National Disability Coordination Officer (NDCO) program (opens in a new window)
- School disability coordinators [PDF, 72Kb] (opens in a new window)
- Inherent Requirements - essential information about completing your course