STUDENT ACCESS PLANS
SAPs are communication tools, between you and your course coordinators, which convey the adjustments you may need to ensure you have equal access to learning, and to remove any barriers to participation.
SAPs include discussion surrounding in-class participation, activities, and assessments as well as recommendations for reasonable adjustments in your courses to accommodate
the impact of your disability, mental illness, neurodivergency (i.e. Autism, ADHD, OCD), chronic illness or circumstance.
Adjustments and may include:
- Extension to assignments
- Occasional absences
- Accessible formatting
- Lecture slides made available in advance
- Closed captions or transcripts of content
- Lecture/tutorial materials in alternative formats
- Assistive technologies
- Alternative forms of participation
- Transcription services
SAPs can be developed for course work, various placements and higher degrees by research (HDR). These are to be submitted before each semester on students’ request, so if you have an existing one be sure to contact your SAP advisor before the semester starts to update and submit it for approval.
How do you get one?
Make an appointment (specifically a long one) with a Student Adviser thru the StudentHub, bring existing medical documentation such as a letter or diagnosis from GP and/or Psychologist, and ask the Student Adviser for an SAP.
These adjustments can
- rest breaks
- use of a computer or a writer
- food and drink
- a separate room
- additional examination working time
- specially prepared exam papers (such as different font)
- ergonomic furniture
To get exam adjustments, you’ll need to make an appointment with a Student
Adviser, take any medical evidence you have with you, and ask for exam
adjustments. Once you have adjustments, you’ll need to submit for
adjustments 14 days before your exam. It’s okay if you forget, submit them as
soon as possible and contact UQ Examinations on 336 52488 or email@example.com
Elias Blanch & Alica Steele are your 2022 UQU Disability Collective officers. Reach out to them via Facebook.