Reasonable adjustments refer to a “measure or action taken to assist a student with disability to participate in education and training on the same basis as other students”. They are designed to place students with disability on a more equal footing, and not to give them any kind of advantage.
Reasonable adjustments made for a student with disability must maintain the academic integrity of the qualification and not cause a health or safety risk for another student(s) or negatively impact upon the learning experience of another student(s).
Adjustments are negotiated to meet the needs of the individual student; this is predominantly done through a Student Support Advisor - AccessAbility. Students will register for support with AccessAbility and be provided with a Reasonable Adjustment Plan, which will outline the recommended adjustments.
The AccessAbility Resources for Staff provide academic teaching staff with information on making reasonable adjustments in their teaching.