Resources and Useful Links
Information on Specific Disabilities
Disabilities - Services
Creating Accessible Teaching and Support (CATS) - The CATS Project has established a framework for good practice that provides information and resources to help universities create equitable access for students with disabilities and to comply with the Disability Discrimination Act and the Disability Standards for Education. The framework includes a Self Assessment tool to assist universities review performance against benchmarks.
The Australian Disability Clearing House on Education and Training (ADCET) - ADCET provides up to date and comprehensive information about inclusive teaching, learning and assessment strategies, accommodation and support services for people with disabilities in post secondary education and training.
Pod cast (Griffith University)
The Disability Standards for Education 2005 and their application in the Tertiary Education Sector.
Speaker: Mr Graeme Innes AM, 30th October, 2007
Graeme Innes is a lawyer and a Human Rights Commissioner responsible for Disability Discrimination with the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission. It may be helpful to listen to this pod cast. Some issues addressed include the admission of students who may not be able to complete course requirements, disclosure of disability, reasonable adjustments of workloads, curriculum development, systemic indirect discrimination, placements, duty of care and WHS in placements, harassment policies, recording of lectures and creating an environment that supports rather than challenges a student with a disability.