Current Students

UniAccess - Disability Services

Further information

Exam alternatives

Physical access

Information for Staff

Disability officers

Disability support worker

Allies

There are staff in this office who are Allies.

UniAccess provides free services and support to UWA students who want to disclose a disability or a medical condition and request assistance.

UniAccess staff are equipped to recommend the best options to enable your participation. Our approach is to provide an individual assessment of your needs and then work with you to plan the approach that will work best.

A disability officer can also provide information to prospective students and their families. We also provide information and support to help University staff.

How we help

UniAccess Group

When appropriate, we can:

Contact us if you would like to discuss how you can best access anything from your course materials to campus buildings and activities, or what options you may have if things aren’t going well.

Appointments

Make an appointment to see a disability officer by phoning Student Support Services on (+61 8) 6488 2423.  

Bring either:

  • documents completed by a health professional that supports your request for assistance – you can use an existing report from a psychologist, physiotherapist, occupational therapist, psychiatrist or GP
  • a medical practitioner’s report completed by your doctor:

Getting there

Location: First Floor of Student Central.

Take the lift opposite the Guild Newsagent to reception.

Parking: For accessible parking locations consult the Campus Access and Mobility Map

Link to the campus map

On the day

Come to the Reception at Student Support Services.

Your appointment will be with one of our disability officers:

If you are unsure whether our service is appropriate for you, please come and talk to us. We are happy to see you for an initial appointment to help you decide if you would like to provide us with further information.

UniAccess staff are members of ATEND, the Australian Tertiary Education Network on Disability.  This is the peak professional organisation for Disability Practitioners in the Tertiary Education and Training Sectors in Australia   http://atend.com.au/

The UWA Policy on Disability and Medical Conditions outlines the University's obligations under the Disability Discrimination Act (1992) (DDA), the Disability Standards for Education (2005), the Disability Services Act (1992) and the Equal Opportunity Act (1984) to minimise and prevent unlawful discrimination on the grounds of disability or medical condition in education, employment, accommodation, access to premises, clubs and sports, and the provision of facilities and services. http://www.student.uwa.edu.au/life/health/uniaccess/policy/disability

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