Disability shouldn't be a barrier to study, and the universities we work with agree. Your university provides dedicated disability support services, so you’ll have everything you need to be successful.
If you’re a student with a disability, the universities that provide degrees through OUA will offer alternative format study materials to support you. These can include:
- DAISY format
- large print
- lecture transcripts
How to get support
Enrolment is the right time to let us know that you need support. Additionally, allow plenty of time to get your alternative format study materials and arrangements organised. To do this:
- Where possible, enrol at least one study term, or 10 weeks in advance.
- When you're enrolling, either online* or with an OUA student advisor, complete the disability support questions and nominate that you need assistance.
- Contact the uni that provides your degree or subject—we’ve listed uni contact details below—to organise your alternative study arrangements.
*If you need a paper enrolment form, contact the OUA Disability Contact Officer, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Arranging your exams
Contact the disability officer at your uni to apply to have your special needs accommodated during your exams. We’ve listed uni contact details for disability officers below.
How to apply for alternative exam arrangements
You can apply for an Alternative Assessment Arrangement (AAA) if you need to change your exam arrangements to meet your special needs.
As part of your AAA application, your uni will ask you to complete a Medical evidence form. You’ll need to supply supporting evidence from a recognised practitioner, and send the form and your evidence to your uni’s disability support services. The disability officers will work with you to decide what arrangements can be made. They’ll liaise with OUA Exam Services to make sure that your requirements are met.
University disability contacts
To learn more about alternative format materials and other disability support services, you can contact your uni directly using the details below.
Australian National University
Access and Inclusion
La Trobe University
Equality and Diversity Centre
Disability Support Unit
+61 3 9214 5234 (Mon-Thurs)
University of New England
Student Access and Inclusion
University of South Australia
University of Tasmania
OUA Disability Contact Officer
You can get in touch with the OUA Disability Contact Officer by email: email@example.com.