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2008/0016284

SECTION 1

CORE ACTIVITIES

Phase: Pre-Entry

Relates to

Disability Standards for Education 2005 - Part 4: Standards for enrolment

Desired outcomes

  • 1.

    Increased awareness of options in higher education and pathways to study at university.

  • 2.

    Improved aspirations and greater encouragement for people with disabilities to apply for programs offered by Griffith University.

  • 3.

    Increased opportunities for future students with disabilities to prepare themselves to participate in programs at Griffith.

  • 4.

    Improved provision of information about the learning environment at Griffith and how it operates for future students, their parents/carers and/or associates.

  • 5.

    Improved provision of information about essential requirements of programs and courses and the relationship these may have to professional registration.

  • 6.

    Development of an environment where the disclosure of an impairment or medical conditions is viewed as a positive step in the process of developing reasonable adjustments and an individual’s management of their impairment/medical condition overall.

Strategies Review resources that are available and either improve where necessary or continue to make information about the University and programs available in a variety of accessible formats

Responsibility PVC Administration Academic Registrar PVC International PVC Information Services Director, External Relations

Timeframe Commence 2007 and ongoing

Include a statement/section on the Griffith website indicating a point of contact should a person with a print disability have any difficulty accessing information/documents on the site

Director, Student Administration Director, Student Services PVC INS

Document the University’s process for negotiating reasonable adjustments and liaise with Heads of Schools to communicate these to staff and students

Director, Student Services Manager, Student Equity Services HOS

Refer to INS Product & Service Roadmap for Disability Access Services Commence Semester 2 2008 for implementation in 2009

Griffith University Disability Action Plan: Final

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