"I work with students, looking at their health circumstances – whether it’s a long-term disability, chronic illness or temporary condition – and how it impacts upon their capacity to undertake their studies. Then, I look at reasonable adjustments that can be made to ensure equal participation in all aspects of their study.
Helping people engage with our services – to see the transformation from when they’re sitting really hesitantly to becoming optimistic and hopeful in what they can achieve – is probably the biggest buzz.
One of our challenges is to progress people’s understanding of being open-minded about students who face obstacles relating to their disability. It’s important to remember that it’s not just the responsibility of disability services to support students; it’s the whole University." Curtin has recently launched a new Disability Access and Inclusion Plan as part of our commitment to making education, employment and services accessible to people whose innovation and excellence might otherwise be denied or lost to the community. Find out more: bit.ly/DAIP2017-2020
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