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numbers of students from similar backgrounds. There are ten participating schools in the University’s catchment area, selected on Education Queensland criteria for disadvantaged schools. Students with disabilities attending these schools participate in the program.

  • Uni-Book - This project proposed the development of Uni Book as an information resource and workbook for Year 10 students with little or no experience of higher education to assist their decision-making about post-school study options. The book includes a story about a student with a disability who is now studying at Griffith.

  • Logan Tertiary Access Program – This program is a one year full-time bridging program for people from low socio-economic and educationally disadvantaged backgrounds, offered in partnership with and through Logan Institute of TAFE at Certificate IV level across three strands – Science, Information Technology and Social Science - and guarantees entry to Griffith degree programs on successful completion of all program modules. Increasing numbers of students with disabilities have used this program as a way to improve their knowledge and skills before gaining direct entry to courses of their choice at Griffith.

Disabilities Service activities

  • Tertiary Education Experience for future students with disabilities – This program began in 2004 and aims to:

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      encourage high school students and mature-age people with disabilities to consider continuing their studies at a tertiary level by exposing them to the physical, technological and social aspects of a tertiary environment and providing them with information about services that would assist them to access and participate in tertiary education.

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        demystify tertiary study and remove perceived barriers by providing opportunities for interaction with students with disabilities who are studying at universities and institutes of TAFE.

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        provide an opportunity for students with disabilities to explore the effect that their disability may have on them in the tertiary learning environment and then to be able to make more informed choices about appropriate tertiary study.

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        provide an opportunity for community organizations, parents and relevant professional staff to link with relevant government departments and agencies to ensure that they have access to quality information that they can disseminate more widely through their organizations.

  • Participation in outreach activities and information sessions hosted by other organisations such as the Post-School Options Expos in Brisbane and the Gold Coast and High School Information Evenings.

  • Development of DVD resource Signs of Success – The aim of this project was to produce a multimedia resource to demystify career options available to people who are Deaf or hearing impaired, by making it available to various key stakeholder groups including prospective students who are Deaf or hearing impaired. It also involves a more formal research project with the School of Education and Professional Studies.

  • Liaison with key stakeholders, including Advisory Visiting Teachers, Guidance Officers, School Transition Officers and various Regional Disability Liaison Officers/Disability Coordination Officers through a variety of activities/methods.

  • Equipped to Learn Project – The aim of this project is to deliver a pre-enrolment, campus-based training program in assistive technology for blind and vision impaired students, through INS assistive technology facilities.

Griffith University Disability Action Plan: Final


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