- Applying to study
- Starting at UWS
- Important dates
Services and facilities
- - Student Central
- - Workshops, programs and online resources
- - Counselling Service
- - Disability Service
- - Student Welfare Service
- - Special Consideration
- - Student Legal Services
- - Chaplaincy
- - Student Representation & Participation at UWS
- - Student Academic Committees
- - International student support
- - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander student support
- - UWSOnline student support
- Online systems
- Exams and results
- Contact us
The Disability Service helps with:
- Pre-admission advice
- Educational Support Service staff (academic note takers, readers, practical assistants and sign interpreters)
- Training in and access to assistive technology
- Advocacy on disability related issues
- Referral to other relevant services
- Transcription of videos/podcasts
- Textbooks and educational material in alternative formats
For more information go to the getting help webpage.
What's a disability?
The term 'disability' is a broad term that is used in the Disability Discrimination Act (1992). 1 in 5 Australians have a disability of some type and approximately 80% of these disabilities are 'invisible' meaning that they are not immediately apparent when looking at a person.
The Disability Service can provide support to students with any chronic medical condition, mental illness or other disability including but not limited to:
Learning Disabilities (dyslexia, dysgraphia etc.)
HIV / AIDS
Spinal cord injury
Referral to other services
Sometimes you might need to seek assistance from other services, such as a counsellor or a government agency. UWS Disability Advisors can help you with information and advice about the right services to talk to.
- Glossary of terms [PDF, 217Kb] (opens in new window)
- Student Disability Handbook [PDF, 217Kb] (opens in new window)
- Code of Ethical Practice [PDF, 22.38 KB](opens in a new window)
- UWS Disability medical evidence form [PDF, 172.33 KB](opens in a new window)
To speak with a Disability Advisor or to make an appointment call (02) 9852 5199 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
To arrange a Skype appointment, please email your request to email@example.com, including your Skype details. We will send the Disability Advisor's Skype details to you when we confirm the appointment by email.