Services and technology
If you are an enrolled student living with a disability, an ongoing medical condition, mental illness or have primary carer responsibilities, AccessAbility Services is here to help you get the most out of your studies.
How AccessAbility Services can help
When you register with AccessAbility Services you will be paired up with an AccessAbility Adviser.
Your adviser will give you advice on support services that may help you with your studies. These could include:
- adaptive technologies in your classrooms or study areas
- education access workers (such as notetakers, participation assistants, and Auslan interpreters)
- alternative formatting of learning materials
- advice and referral
- Equitable Assessment Arrangements.
Your adviser will work with you on an access plan that includes the services and adjustments that you need.
With your permission, AccessAbility Services will forward this plan to the relevant staff, who can then implement any changes that Swinburne needs to make.
AccessAbility Services can arrange in-class adaptive technology for students living with a disability or chronic illness.
List of adaptive technologies
AccessAbility Services can arrange in-class adaptive equipment for students to undertake their program of studies.
Students who may require in-class adaptive equipment should contact AccessAbility to discuss adjustments to standard class setups.
- Screen reader (JAWS)
- Screen Magnification (MaGic)
- Speech recognition (Dragon Naturally Speak Version 10)
- Read and write gold [PDF, 2.1MB]
- Echo smart pen [Microsoft Word, 202KB]
- IntelliPEN [Microsoft Word, 82KB]
- Notetaker audio recorders: IC Recorders [PDF, 42KB]
Digital Voice Recorders [PDF, 41KB]
- VictorStream Reader
- AlphaSmarts [PDF, 14KB]
- Flexible keyboards:
- Ergonomic keyboards [PDF, 8KB]
- General Electric Alpha keyboards [PDF, 14KB]
- Portable magnifier screens
- Whale Mouse
- Equity Laptops (daily loan only)
- Desktop computers with large screen monitors
- Accessible workstations
Helpful resources for people living with a disability
These Australian and overseas-based resources contain valuable information about education, social networking and careers for people living with disabilities.