Other services

AUSLAN Interpreting

Disability Services can arrange AUSLAN sign language interpreting services for students who are deaf or hearing impaired.

Students are responsible for advising the Disability Service of the following:

  • Class times and location where an interpreter is required, 3 weeks in advance
  • Absence from a scheduled class or cancellation (in advance where possible)
  • Withdrawal from a course
  • Any issues they are experiencing with Interpreting Services.

Notetaking Service

At UniSA most courses provide students with lecture notes online. Some students may need a notetaker when notes or lecture recordings are not available, and their disability means they are unable to take lecture notes themselves. Some students may be provided equipment loan or use of assistive technology in lieu of a notetaker.

Students are responsible for advising the Disability Services of the following:

  • Class times and location where a notetaker is required, 3 weeks in advance
  • Absence from a scheduled class or cancellation in advance where possible. (Services are not provided when students do not attend class)
  • Withdrawal from a course
  • Any issues they are experiencing with Notetaking Services.

Notetakers are trained and discuss with the student how the notes are to be presented. Notetakers are required to maintain student confidentiality. Notetakers are only provided for students who have negotiated this as part of their Access Plan. 

Disability Service equipment may be loaned on the basis of disability related requirements to support students. Equipment is usually loaned for on campus use and does not include equipment for a home office. The University has a Disability Equipment Grant available to currently enrolled students.

Student Equipment

The Disability Service has a variety of equipment available, including:

  • Portable FM system for hearing impaired students
  • CCTV for vision impaired students
  • Electronic Spellcheckers
  • Digital notetaker recorders
  • Ergonomic back and arm supports for computer or class room use
  • Laptop computers (available for use on campus only)
  • Electronic stethoscopes
  • Electronic wheelchairs

Where necessary the service will purchase new equipment to meet the disability related access requirements of individual students. 

Personal care

The Disability Service can assist in facilitating the provision of care support on campus for students who require personal care. The Disability Service can help with things like facilitating temporary parking for carers providing personal care on campus, assitance with scheuling class times to allow provision of care, and help with access to facilities on campus for supported personal care.  The Universtiy does not provide personal care services directly to students as this support is provided by government support services.  Disability Service staff will help student in negotiating the provision of appropriate support with external agencies where required.

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