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Disability Services provide a range of services and support for distance students who have health and disability issues that are impacting their study.
Disability Services strives to provide a flexible and responsive service that is focused on a student’s individual needs. This involves identifying how a health or disability issue is making study more difficult, and how we can help students so they can focus on their study.
Students can do this when they enrol. Alternatively, they can apply any time whilst studying by completing the Registration for Disability Services form (78 KB) and returning it with supporting information.
We will initiate phone or email contact with any distance student who registers.
We have staff based on the Auckland, Manawatū and Wellington campuses and welcome the opportunity to meet with distance students who are able to come on campus.
Support can be provided to assist students with disability who are on campus for contact workshops. This support can take a number of forms depending on a student’s particular needs. Examples of the support available include organising interpreters for a Deaf student or providing notetakers for a student with a specific learning disability.
We maintain a pool of equipment that is available for loan to students to help with disability related barriers. Equipment includes dictaphones, portable FM systems, pocketviewers and assistive software programmes for students with disability issues that are impacting on computer access.
An alternative format service is available to students managing print disabilities who are unable to access the standard print versions of their study material. Please contact us as early as you can if you think you might need alternative formats.
Support is available for students with disability who require alternative exam arrangements so they are not disadvantaged in their exams. Support can include things like a reader/writer, extra time or special equipment.
To obtain exam assistance you need to complete the Additional assistance in examinations form (138 KB) . You need to return it to Assessment Services no later than 9 weeks before the start of the relevant examination round.
The information above is only intended as a brief introduction to some of the supports available to distance students.
Please contact us directly to discuss supports that might be useful and to your specific circumstances, or you could complete a registration form and we will contact you.
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Last updated on Tuesday 22 May 2018