University staff can:
- Familiarise themselves with the University Disability Policy and Procedure
- Access disability inclusion resources via fact sheets available at Staff Resources or in hard copy from the Student Centre.
In addition, you are encouraged to enhance your knowledge by accessing the Australian Disability Clearinghouse on Education and Training (ADCET) website. The website has a section that aims to support the development and implementation of an inclusive educational environment. The website provides guidelines for developing ad delivering inclusive courses and support strategies for working with students with disability. Areas covered on the website include:
- Understanding disability
- Specific disabilities
- Working with students
- Teaching and assessment
- Policy and administration
The ADCET web resource is a fully accessible well researched and informed national initiative and the University of Tasmania endorses use of the website to develop and guide excellence in inclusive teaching and learning practices.
Disability Advisers can:
- Assist University staff to support students with disability by evaluating students' need and arranging, via the University Learning Access Plan Procedure, the services and study and assessment accommodations to be put in place by Faculty and School staff, Examinations Office and other University service providers.
- Evaluate the inherent requirements of courses and provide advice to academics regarding fair and reasonable support strategies for students with disability.
- Provide advice to staff with relation to disability legislation and University policy interpretation.
- Develop and deliver workshops on disability and equity issues for staff and students.