About AccessAbility Services

AccessAbility Services About AccessAbility Services

James Cook University is committed to ensuring people with disabilities are able to participate to the fullest possible extent in the educational programs offered by the University and all other aspects of University life.

AccessAbility Services is a confidential support service for all students, whether on or off campus, who identify as having a temporary or permanent:

  • Disability
  • Injury
  • Illness
  • Health condition

The service aims to take a holistic approach to your life, taking into consideration the impact of health on your studies. AccessAbility Services assists with strategies to support your independence and participation at James Cook University.

What is a disability?

A disability is defined as any condition that disadvantages a student (when compared to another student who does not have an impairment), where such disadvantage affects the ability of the student to participate in the academic environment.

James Cook University has a strong commitment to the principle of Equal Opportunity, and seeks to provide an environment that will minimise the effects of disability.

If you require any of the information on this website in an alternative format, please contact AccessAbility Services.