Access4Success Disability Service

 

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Access4Success works together with students and staff to ensure students can fully participate in their study, have equal access to learning and are able to achieve their aspirations.

If you have an impairment which may be physical, learning or sensory, mental distress or temporary injury, Access4Success offers resources and support while studying with us.

You may be eligible for services such as:

  • Assistive technology (for example digital recorders, notetaking software)
  • Sign Language Interpreting
  • Access Advisor support
  • Alternative exam arrangements (including extra time, readers/writers, separate rooms)
  • Notetaking
  • Advocacy
  • Temporary parking permits (Mt Albert campus)

You will need to provide us with relevant medical or professional evidence, we will talk you through this when you connect with us.

Support for international students

Our Access4Success team also support our international students. We encourage international students to contact us early, as verification and documentation of your disability from your home country is required.

Please note there might be a cost for some Access4Success services required by international students.

Meet the team


Gail

Access Advisor

Denise


Denise

Access Advisor


Ash

Access Advisor

Arbin Prasad


Hamish

AT Advisor

Ana Pickering


Donna

Team Leader

 

Access Advisors

We will meet with you and register you with Access4Success. We will discuss your support requirements while studying with us, refer you to internal Unitec staff to support you with your studies, and coordinate your examination support. If you have a question, you can reach out and we will help you as best as we can.

We offer one to one support for students. If needed, we can support you in talking to your lecturers and assist you in accessing services and learning resources. We will partner with you to create a plan which documents the type of support you might need to succeed in your studies. 

Assistive Technology Advisors

Our Assistive Technology Advisor can meet with you to identify Assistive Technology software or equipment to support your studies. Several software and equipment options are available to try during your studies, and you are often provided with these after your first meeting. They can help you use the equipment provided in and out of class provide ongoing training and support. 

See our guide on Assistive Technology options at Unitec

Make an appointment to see us

If you'd like to use this service, make an appointment to see us. To make an appointment, contact our Access Advisor on 021 0221 1686, register your interest online, or contact us by email at disabilitysupport@unitec.ac.nz.

What to bring with you?

After making and appointment with us, we’ll let you know what documentation you’ll need to bring with you. When we meet, this will be the time for you to share information with us about your impairment. We’ll talk about the support that you might need and what we can provide.

Confidentiality

Information provided to us is confidential. 

To best meet your needs, we may need to talk with staff and/or external services. Before we do that we’ll seek your permission first, and talk through what information we’ll share. If you have any concerns about your privacy and confidentiality, then please let us know at the time of your appointment.

Campus accessibility

Wheelchair access

Wheelchair accessibility by ramp or lift and accessible toilets are available across both of our campuses.

Parking

We have designated accessible parking spaces on both campuses. If you’re using one of these parking spaces, make sure you remember to display your Mobility Parking Permit, to avoid being towed or clamped.

Go to Campus Maps page

We can provide temporary parking permits for both campuses for both staff and students if you have a physical injury and can still drive. For a permanent parking permit, visit the New Zealand CCS Disability Action Auckland website for more information.

Student forms

Listed below you will find the relevant forms related to our services:

Contact us

 

On campus

Building 180 (Te Puna), Level 2, Mt Albert campus

Building 510 (Student Central), Waitākere campus

Hours

Mt Albert campus
Monday to Friday, 8.30am - 4.30pm
Waitākere campus
Thursday, 8.30am - 4pm

Email

disabilitysupport@unitec.ac.nz

Appointments

Contact an Access Advisor on 021 0221 1686, register your interest online, or contact us by email at disabilitysupport@unitec.ac.nz