We provide a range of support to future and current students with disabilities as well as Griffith staff dealing with disability-related issues.
Support co-ordinated through our campus-based disabilities service officers may include -
- recommendations for alternative assessment strategies and examination conditions
- transcription of print materials into accessible formats
- access to assistive technologies
- access to the peer notetaking service
- access to the deaf and hard of hearing student support program
Indicating that you have a disability when you enrol online will not automatically entitle you to specialised support. Students who require assistance and specialised services are responsible for making early contact with disabilities service officers.
Reasonable adjustments will be negotiated in consultation with individual students, taking into account the nature of your impairment/medical condition and the essential requirements of your program of study.
You will need to provide recent supporting documentation describing the nature of your impairment or medical condition and any impact it may have in this education context. For example, is your impairment or medical condition permanent, temporary or episodic in nature? In some programs you may be required to provide additional documentation about the impact that any medication that you are taking might have on you.
Your documentation should be from your general practitioner, specialist, other registered health professional or psychologist. Documentation must be presented on letterhead, dated, signed and legible.
Disabilities service officers maintain confidentiality and privacy with respect to client information.