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APPENDIX 4:

Inclusive practices implemented by Griffith University as part of the Disability Action Plan 2000 - 2004

Phase: Pre-Entry Current initiatives Systemic Initiatives

  • The Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre provides applicants with an opportunity to identify that they have a disability and to also apply for special consideration. An applicant’s response to questions on the application form triggers the sending of an Early Notification of Needs form, which is then forwarded to the Admissions Managers of University/ies where the applicant has identified preferences and then, at Griffith University, to the Disabilities Service Officers.

  • The University is actively involved in activities associated with the Disability Coordination Officer Program.

University initiatives

  • Open Day

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      Disabilities Service Officers work on Student Services’ displays to provide specific information to future students with disabilities

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        Auslan interpreters have been available for Student Services’ Information Sessions at Nathan campus

  • Griffith Connect

  • GUESTS – Griffith University Early Start To Study - students with disabilities have participated on this program with reasonable adjustments made to facilitate their participation.

  • Griffith University Undergraduate Degrees – All Programs Guide includes information for people with disabilities (Page 83 of 2007 Guide)

  • Griffith Website has multiple links to information for people with disabilities

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        Future Students: http://www.griffith.edu.au/futurestudents/support.html

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        Future Students: http://www.griffith.edu.au/ua/aa/sta/admission/

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        Future Students: http://www.griffith.edu.au/postgraduate/home.html

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        Virtual Orientation FAQs: http://www.griffith.edu.au/text/ins/training/library/virtualorientation/content_faqs.html

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        First Year Students: http://www.griffith.edu.au//landt/firstyear/experience/

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        INS Disability Access: http://www.griffith.edu.au/ins/disability/

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        http://www.griffith.edu.au/equity/

Equity initiatives

  • Uni-Reach – This program is an equity initiative devised to encourage disadvantaged students in select Brisbane secondary schools to articulate to Griffith University. Originally devised as a Year 12 initiative, this program has now been expanded to include Years 8, 10, and 11 students educationally disadvantaged by their low SES background compounded by attending schools that enrol significant

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