Supporting Students with Disability
University of Newcastle programs and courses need to be designed to be inclusive and accessible for all students including those students with disability. Through incorporating the student’s Reasonable Adjustment Plan and designing our programs and courses in relation to inclusive practice principles we will better meet the needs of our students.
The four staff guides complement the student Reasonable Adjustment Plan and provide teaching staff with further information about how best to incorporate reasonable adjustments into the course.
- Assessment and Adjustments
- Classroom Support and Adjustments
- Placement and Adjustments
- School-Based Tests and Adjustments
*Please note that reasonable adjustments for formal examinations are arranged by Exams.
The Disability Information Sheets provide teaching staff with detailed information about making reasonable adjustments in their practice in relation to specific disabilities or medical conditions.
- Acquired Brain Injury
- Autism Spectrum Disorder
- Blind and Vision Impaired
- Deaf and Hard of Hearing
- Learning Disability
- Medical Conditions
- Mental Health Condition
- Physical Disability
Student Registration and Disclosure of Disability
Students with disability are required to register with AccessAbility each year so that a Reasonable Adjustment Plan can be developed for them in partnership with a Student Support Advisor – AccessAbility. Students are then expected to communicate their Reasonable Adjustment Plan with each Course Coordinator so that reasonable adjustments can be made in the course.
Teaching staff need to encourage students with disability to register with AccessAbility and to then remind students to disclose their Reasonable Adjustment Plan with each Course Coordinator. It would be recommended that teaching staff include a Blackboard Announcement in the program and course site about the registration and disclosure process for students with disability.
This Student Wellbeing Services flyer provides information about the key support available to students at University of Newcastle.
The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.