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Students with Disabilities

Support for Students with Disabilities

Various services are provided for students with disabilities to assist them in their studies. Students are recommended to contact Disability Services for support on 1800 817 675, or via email at Disability.Services@utas.edu.au

Student Centre and IT Services manage the 'Student Access Study Centre' (SASC) located on the Sandy Bay campus. This centre houses resources and specialised equipment in a fully accessible study environment. The Disability Adviser provides access to this centre for students whose needs cannot be met through other generic facilities on campus. For further information regarding the SASC please contact 1800 817 675 or email Disability.Services@utas.edu.au

Assistive software available for students

  • JAWS - text to voice screen reader for blind or vision impaired users
  • ZoomText - screen magnification software for vision impaired users 
  • Read and Write Gold - screen reader and grammar/spelling checking software for students with learning disabilities 
  • Dragon Naturally Speaking - Speech to text software for dictation (is available only at Student Access Study Centre at the Sandy Bay campus)

Assistive software (except for Dragon) is available in centrally managed computer laboratories:

  • Morris Miller Library
  • Underground
  • Law Library
  • Science Library
  • Conservatory Library
  • Fine Arts school Library
  • Sir Raymond Ferrall Centre
  • Launceston Library
  • Cradle Coast Campus Library
  • Student Access Study Centre (Sandy Bay, Humanities 370)