Disability Support Services

Disability Support

If you are trying to manage the demands of university as well as a health condition, learning disability or have personal circumstances that are having an impact on your studies, our disability services may be able to provide you with assistance.

What you need to know

Overview of disability services

Discover the things you need to know about studying with a disability at university as well as some answers to some commonly asked questions.

Register for support

If you want to receive support during your time at university for your disability needs then you will need to register for disability support.

Types of support and educational adjustments

Classwork support

Some of the educational adjustments you may need might apply to managing your coursework.  Here you will find an overview of how you might be supported at UNSW and your Letter of Support.

Alternative formatting

If reading text is difficult for you, you may be eligible to have material converted into alternative formats.

Assistive technology

If you need technology to assist you in learning your course material, Disability Services have a range of specialised computer software and equipment.

Exam adjustments

Whether you need access to food and drink for medical reasons or need extra time to complete exams due to your disability, then we may be able to arrange exam adjustments for you.


If you are unable to take notes for yourself and have medical documentation to support your condition, you may be eligible for notetaking services.

Special consideration

If unexpected major events such as illness or a death in the family prevent you from completing your assessments or sitting an exam, you may be eligible for special consideration.

Summer term support

If you are planning on taking courses during the Summer Semester then find out what this will mean for your educational adjusments.


Forms for disability support

Here you can find a list of forms relating to disability support.

Contacts and appointments

Contact a Disability Advisor

If you need to contact Disability Services or would like to make an appointment to see a Disability Advisor you can do so here.

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