Equity & Disability Service
Good afternoon all,
Our thoughts are with you all as we navigate these trying times, EDS is committed to doing what is best for our students. The University remains committed to public safety around COVID-19, for latest updates from UC see here. Some important parts include:
- Term break began today Tuesday 24 March.
- Term two will begin one week early with online teaching commencing on Monday 20 April.
- Any assignments and tests will be deferred to Term Two and further information on this will be provided at a later date.
- For college and academic advice, contact the College Student Advisors. For general support and advice, contact Student Care. For health and counselling, contact the UC Health Centre
The Equity & Disability Team will be working remotely and I encourage all students who need advice to contact their Disability Advisor and they will respond as best as they can via email. Please do not leave any voicemails as we can’t clear them while working remotely. Currently, all online teaching and assessment has been suspended to allow our students, staff and UC community to focus on preparing themselves for self-isolation.
We remain committed to helping our students as much as we can, we will be working at limited capacity for the foreseeable future, and completely understand the additional pressure that the current situation is having on many students and their families.
Ngā mihi nui,
The Equity & Disability Service (EDS) assists students with disabilities by providing appropriate, disability-related study support services and specialist resources such as:
- Practical support (e.g. interpreters, notetakers)
- Assistive technology (e.g. screen reading, screen magnification, learning support and voice recognition software, CCTV, digital voice recorders)
- Information in alternate and accessible formats (e.g. electronic, enlarged, tactile diagrams, braille, video subtitles, audio transcripts)
- Special arrangements for exams (e.g. extra time, separate room, readers and/or writers)
Any student with a temporary or permanent disability that affects their ability to study is eligible to register.
Assistance for departmental tests, exams and notetaking is available to current registered students.
The Equity & Disability Service offers a range of support services to registered students.
Download the Equity & Disability Service Handbook that outlines our services.