- 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.
If you have a disability or chronic health condition and need adjustments for your exams, register with the Disability Service by Friday, 24 April 2015. 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.
To speak with a Disability Advisor or to make an appointment call (02) 9852 5199 or email email@example.com.
To arrange a Skype appointment, please email your request to firstname.lastname@example.org, including your Skype details. We will send the Disability Advisor's Skype details to you when we confirm the appointment by email.