Under the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA), if students have a vision or hearing impairment, physical or learning disability, neurological condition, mental health illness or chronic medical condition then they are entitled to support services from Universities.
Disability Liaison Officers (DLOs) are employed at each University in Victoria and may be able to provide the following services to assist students:
- Academic Support Workers (i.e. note takers, interpreters, readers)
- Access to adaptive technology (i.e. voice activated software)
- Alternative arrangements for assessment (i.e. additional time, scribe, reader)
- Alternative format course materials (i.e. braille, disk)
- Enrolment and campus orientation
- Liaison with lecturers/teachers
- Physical access to facilities
- Referral to other support services (i.e. counselling, health, housing, financial aid, learning skills unit)
Disability Liaison Contacts of Victorian Universities can found at the Broaden Your Horizons Universities Page.