UniSA is keen to give you all the skills, information and support you require in order to succeed. If you could use a little help with your study or assignments, have a look at the Study Support webpage which contains a range of online resources, workshops and learning support services.
Students with a vision impairment or learning disability need to develop excellent reading strategies to manage the demands of university study. If reading takes longer because of your disability or you need alternative format reading materials it will be important to be organised early and start planning your study before classes commence. This can include:
You will also find it helpful to use reading resources and develop strategies which allow you to get the most out of your reading through effective note taking, speed reading and memory techniques.
Many students have to develop strategies to manage the impact of their disability on writing tasks. Students who experience pain or fatigue when writing, schedule frequent rest breaks, and may work in a variety of positions, such as lying down with a laptop, standing at a lectern and sitting at a desk. It is important to ensure that your working environment is ergonomically designed and that you are aware of good working postures, especially when working at a computer for long periods.
Many students find simple strategies can minimise pain and fatigue associated with long writing stints. These include:
If you need help to manage the impact of your disability on writing speak with an Access and Inclusion Advisor