Reasonable Adjustments to Teaching & Assessment for Students with a Disability Policy


In keeping with its values, the University of Adelaide is committed to providing equitable outcomes and participation for all students, including those with a disability. The Disability Discrimination Act 1992 (Cth) makes it unlawful for the University to discriminate against a person on the grounds of their disability in the provision of education. Under the Disability Standards for Education 2005 (Cth), the University is legally required to make reasonable adjustments to enable a student with a disability to participate at University on the same basis as other students without a disability, provided the integrity and inherent academic requirements of the student's course of study is maintained.

The University's commitment to the provision of reasonable adjustments in teaching and assessment is documented in the University's Disability Action Plan 2008-13.

RMO File No. 2005/3907
Policy custodian Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Vice-President (Academic)
Responsible policy officer General Manager, Student Services and Administration
Endorsed by Academic Board on 4 November 2015
Approved by Vice-Chancellor and President on 9 November 2015
Effective from 9 November 2015
Review Date 9 November 2018
Contact for queries about the policy Manager, Counselling, Disability and Elite Athlete Services

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