Disability Support

Deakin's Disability Resource Centre (DRC) promotes inclusion and access, and provides information and services for students with a disability, health or mental health condition that affects their study or participation in university life.

COVID-19 and adjustments for exams

No exams will be held at Deakin exam venues, or external exam venues, for Trimester 2 2020. Further information can be found at Assessment and Results general exam information page and at the Deakin Life blog.

Your timetable is available in StudentConnect.

Find out more about the online exam format and exam adjustments on your Access Plan.

Who can use our services?

Our services are for Deakin students who have a disability or health condition that is affecting their study.

Working with the DRC

What is a Access Plan? How can a Disability Liaison Officer help you? Should you disclose your disability? Those and many other questions answered in this section.

Campus access and parking

Information and maps about access to buildings and accessible parking.

Request support

Find out more about how to request support from the Disability Resource Centre, what forms and documentation are needed.

Types of support available

Alternative assessment, assistive technology, longer library loans, interpreters, and many other types of support are available for those who need it.

Disability support information for staff

Information and support for staff members working with students with disability or experiencing a disability/injury themselves.

Disability Access and Inclusion Plan

Deakin's Disability Access and Inclusion Plan 2018–2020 outlines the goals and strategies guiding Deakin to be as inclusive and accessible as possible.

Feedback, concerns or ideas for improvement

Merrin McCracken
Manager, Access and Inclusion, Student Service Network
03 5227 8421 merrin.mccracken@deakin.edu.au

DRC contact and availability

The Disability Resource Centre (DRC) is operating during the usual hours via phone or email.

The Disability Liaison Officer's (DLO’s) are available if you encounter any barriers or need changes to your Access Plan with a move to the online environment.

Don’t forget that all Deakin’s student support services are available to you including Student Central and Health and Wellbeing.

Please refer to the frequently asked questions page for the most up to date information on Deakin's response to COVID-19.

Contact us

For general enquiries, contact the Disability Resource Centre (DRC), open 9am to 4pm week days.

03 9244 625503 9244 6255 drcentre@deakin.edu.au

Burwood

Level 1, Building B, Room 1.03

Visit us in the LB hub from 9am to 12pm or in the N hub from 1pm to 4pm each Tuesday during the Trimester.

Disability Liaison Officers:

  • Amanda Bailey
  • Jude Blandford
  • Kylie Fitzpatrick
  • Lisa Kavanagh
  • Tracey Nelson
  • Elizabeth Williams

Cloud

All Disability Liaison Officers and services available to Cloud students

Disability Liaison Officer:

  • Amanda Bailey
  • Jude Blandford
  • Nicole Downes
  • Claire Edwards
  • Kylie Fitzpatrick
  • Lisa Kavanagh
  • Meg Maher
  • Tracey Nelson
  • Ben Parker
  • Elizabeth Williams

Waterfront

John Hay Building, Level 2

Disability Liaison Officer:

  • Claire Edwards

Waurn Ponds

Student Life, Level 2, Building jb

Disability Liaison Officers:

  • Meg Maher
  • Ben Parker

Warrnambool

Student Life, Building B, Lower Level

Disability Liaison Officer:

  • Nicole Downes
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