Who SDS supports

Part of the Equity Office, Student Disability Services (SDS) provides support for students with a wide range of impairments, both visible and invisible.  

  • Blind and low vision.
  • Deaf and hearing-impaired.
  • Head injury.
  • Medical conditions.
  • Mental health conditions.
  • Physical or mobility impairments.
  • Speech impairments.
  • Temporary impairments.
  • Specific learning disabilities.

You will need to provide us with relevant medical or professional evidence.

Advice and advocacy

We can assist departments with advice on how to access a range of specialist equipment such as adaptive technology and specialist services such as New Zealand Sign Language Interpreters. We also offer advice to staff about assisting students with impairments.  

Campus accessibility

The University of Auckland works to ensure that all of our campuses are accessible for people with impairments.  If you have any access concerns or challenges please feel free to email us and we will be happy to assist.

The University of Auckland and the Blind Foundation have partnered to develop a braille map of the City Campus.
Read the Blind Foundation’s advice on How to help or communicate with someone who is blind or has low vision

Student Disability Services brochure