Disability support services

If you have a disability or impairment, our Disability Support team can support you to participate as fully as you can in learning.

Contact us before you start at AUT

Contact the Disability Support team if you’re thinking about studying at AUT – we can help identify the support you need for your studies before you arrive.

We use New Zealand Relay to help Deaf, hearing impaired, speech impaired and Deafblind people with contacting the Student Hub.

Tell us about your disability when you apply

You can also tell us about your disability when you apply to study at AUT. At that point, we will ask you if you have a disability and if it will affect your study. If you answer ‘yes’, we will contact you to discuss the support you’ll need.

How we identify the support you need

We’ll invite you to a needs assessment interview so we can work with you to identify the support you need during your studies.

To make sure we can give you access to resources you might need, we need to see documents that verify your disability or impairment. We’ll tell you what documents we’ll need before your interview.

Types of support we may offer

Some types of support we may offer you include:

  • Sign language interpreting
  • Loop systems, digital recorders and SmartPens
  • Training on different software systems or technology
  • Assistive technology like screen readers, magnifiers and specialised software
  • Making arrangements for exams (like extra time, readers and writers, separate rooms)
  • Campus accessibility information like parking information and maps
  • Talking with your lecturers or programme leaders

AUT’s commitment to the equity code of practice

We are committed to equity of access and opportunity for students, staff and visitors. AUT supports the principles of Kia Ōrite: Code of Practice for an inclusive tertiary environment, which enables students with impairments to achieve fully.

Kia Ōrite Code of Practice (ACHIEVE website)

Contact us

Need help or have a question? Get in touch with the Disability Support team at:

More about disability support

You'll find more details about Disability Support Services and how we can support you on our student website.

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