To discuss an access plan, make an appointment to see a disability advisor and bring documentation of your disability or health condition to the appointment (this is required under University policy).
Documentation can be a letter from your treating professional or you can use the disability verification form.
If you have a specific learning disability, you need to provide the report from the psychologist who did the assessment (from high school age or higher), or a letter from your Medical treating professional verifying the diagnosis and the current impacts of the condition on your studies.
Disability advisors will discuss the impact that your disability or health condition is having on your studies. We'll be able to talk you through the types of reasonable adjustments that may assist you in your studies and develop an access plan with you to provide to relevant teaching staff.
Reasonable adjustments are measures or actions to assist a student with a disability or health condition to participate in learning, teaching and assessment on an equivalent basis to other students that are determined as reasonable.
An adjustment is not reasonable if it would:
- compromise the integrity of the program or course or assesment requirements and processes; or
- remove or bypass any inherent requirements - capabilities, knowledge and skills essential to achieve the core learning outcomes of a program or to satisfy curriculum requirements.
The disability advisor can provide you with information and advice about how to negotiate reasonable adjustments with academic staff based on your medical documentation.