Accessibility support

Accessibility support

If you have a disability or an ongoing health condition, and as a result need additional support or accessibility provisions, you can register with Macquarie’s Disability Services.

To register, you need to complete an application form, provide specific documentation about the impact your health condition has on your studies, and meet with a disability advisor from Campus Wellbeing.

After you register, we develop an Individual Education Access Plan (IEAP) for you and implement 'reasonable adjustments'. These adjustments are changes to the learning environment/situation, so that you have equitable access to subject content and testing.

Eligibility

To register you must:

  • have a Macquarie University Student ID
  • be a currently enrolled student or,
  • be a prospective student who has accepted their offer and intends to enrol in the next available session.

Any student may register if they satisfy the above criteria, regardless of study mode (on campus/distance) or study load (part time/full time).

Registration steps in detail

You can register at any time during your studies, but registration should be completed as soon as possible, so that the University has time to implement the required supports.

Supports cannot be implemented retrospectively. We suggest that you register at least two weeks prior to the start of session.

Steps to register:

  1. Have your Health Practitioner complete a Health Practitioners Report (PDF download).
  2. Complete the registration form (login required)You will be contacted by Campus Wellbeing to arrange a Disability Assessment and confirm any other details.
  3. Attend a disability assessment
  4. Follow any directions given by your disability advisor and your IEAP.

University policy and legislative requirements

The University complies with relevant disability legislation through its Student Disability Support Policy  and Student Disability Support Procedure.

For information regarding how the University handles health information, please see the Privacy Framework.

Reasonable adjustments

Each IEAP is different, as they are based on the specific circumstances & heath situation of a student. Reasonable adjustments may or may not apply to a particular IEAP, but the following is a list of adjustments that can be provided where appropriate.

Area where support is required

Examples of reasonable adjustments

Exam conditions

Provision of a computer rather than writing by hand

Use of a scribe

Allowance of food and beverages

Extended exam time

Location moved to a quiet room to decrease anxiety

Accessible Equipment

Screen reader

Audio recorder

Adjustable seating

Mobility scooter

Specialist software

In-class conditions

Note takers

Auslan interpreters

Participation support

Other

Information in varied formats (e.g. audio books, online)

Library assistance

Need more help?

Campus Wellbeing

Phone: (02) 9850 7497
Email: campuswellbeing@mq.edu.au

Location:

Level 2, 16 Wally's Walk
Macquarie University
North Ryde NSW 2109

Opening Hours; Monday to Friday - 8am to 6pm (excluding public holidays)

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