The Disability Service helps with:
- Pre-admission advice
- Educational Support Service staff (academic note takers, readers, practical assistants andsign 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
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)
Speak to a Disability Advisor or make an appointment:
(02) 9852 5199