At Griffith, we seek to remove barriers that students with disabilities face in higher education. We also aim to improve the participation, retention and success of students with disabilities, as well as access to learning environments. If you have a disability, contact us to arrange specialised support. Future students with disabilities can contact the Disabilities Service via email email@example.com. You can also contact our Disabilities Service via the National Relay Service. We require early notification in order to best assist you with adjustments to your studies.
Disabilities service officers
Our campus-based disabilities service officers can assist with:
- arrangement of alternative exam conditions
- transcriptions of print and audio-visual materials into accessible formats
- access to assistive technologies
- access to our peer-notetaking service
- access to our award-winning Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing support program
- Auslan interpreting services
- access to participation assistants or other support as appropriate.
You'll need to provide our disabilities service officers recent supporting documentation from your doctor, psychologist or registered health specialist outlining:
- the nature of your impairment or medical condition
- the impact your disability may have on your university studies
- the impacts of your medication, if you are taking any.
The documentation must be presented on a letterhead and be signed, dated and legible. Our disabilities service officers maintain confidentiality and privacy with respect to your documentation and information.
Alternatively you can download the Medical Evidence Form for your health practitioner to complete.
Students with learning disabilities are required to provide recent (last year of formal school, and/or no older than 3 years ago) and comprehensive diagnostic testing must have occurred and these reports submitted separately or with this document. For details on learning disabilities reporting requirements go to: adcet.edu.au/oao/for-disability-practitioners/guidelines-for-assessment
Disclosure and confidentialityWe know disclosing your disability is a very personal decision. We encourage students with disabilities to contact us to discuss supports and services to enable full participation in all learning activities at Griffith. Anything you discuss with our disabilities service officers is kept confidential and only discussed with staff with your permission. If you are taking part in learning activities, you may wish to review and complete the Griffith University Disclosure Statement.
Facilities and resources
We have eight Assistive Technology Labs across our five campuses. These labs contain computers tailored to students who are vision-impaired or have a learning or physical disability.
Workstations in the labs contain:
- screen-enlargement software (JAWS Screen Reader)
- screen-reading software (ZoomText)
- voice-recognition software (Dragon NaturallySpeaking)
- word-processing software for users with reading and writing difficulties (Read&Write)
- a braille embosser
- scanner and laser printer
- document magnification resources.
Contact us for access to an Assisted Technology Lab on your campus.
Maps and parking
Check out our maps and parking details to help familiarise yourself with your campus and accessible parking options:
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Programs for future students
Our Tertiary Education Experience (TEE) encourages school students with disabilities to explore their university options. Our Uni-Vision program allows vision-impaired students to experience Griffith’s learning environment and assistive technologies.TEE and Uni-Vision
If you have a disability, you may also be eligible to join Uni-Key—a free program designed to help eligible first year students make a smooth transition to university.
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