Facilities and access

Access maps

Online, interactive access maps for each campus show campus accessibility and include descriptions and photos of accessible parking and toilets, pathways, ramps, lifts, adaptive technology suites and multi-access suites.

 Lecture theatre access

Most lecture theatres and teaching spaces provide facilities such as wheelchair spaces, and many have wheelchair access points at the front and rear of the room. Hearing loops are available on campus in some theatres to assist students using hearing aids. The University has also introduced a lecture recording system in some of the larger lecture theatres on each campus to facilitate access to lecture material.

Anyone with specific access requirements should investigate access to the various rooms as soon as possible. Students who experience any access difficulties should contact a Disability Adviser on that campus as soon as possible. The Disability Service may assist by providing equipment such as ergonomic seating, desks and FM transmitters where required.

Hearing augmentation

Hearing loops are available on campus in some lecture theatres to assist people using hearing aids. If you have specific access requirements it is best to investigate access as soon as possible. Students who experience any access difficulties should contact a Disability Adviser on that campus as soon as possible. The Disability Service may assist by providing FM transmitters where required.

Transcriptions of lectures or multi media content can be provided, as negotiated with a Disability Adviser, for students with a hearing impairment. If these services are required, they need to be requested well in advance. Sign language interpreters can be provided as required.

Multi access suites

Multi access suites have been established in all metropolitan libraries with a modified version available at 101 Currie Street. The suites are available to all members of the University community and provide a dignified, private and appropriate space that supports the needs of parents, breastfeeding mothers, and people with disabilities, medical or mental health conditions.

The multi access suites are only available during library opening hours

Each campus multi access suite provides:

  • a quiet place to breastfeed, bottle-feed, or express milk
  • a quiet place to attend to disability or medical related needs
  • a partitioned section for extra privacy
  • comfortable seating
  • a baby change table in each section
  • a height adjustable hydraulic table in the main room
  • hot and cold water
  • a microwave
  • waste disposal

Accessible parking

The University provides a number of designated accessible on-campus parking spaces for people with a disability who hold an Australian Disability Parking Permit. A UniSA permit, which is free, is also required to park in these spaces. Both the University Parking Permit and the Australian Disability Parking Permit must be clearly displayed at all times when parking on University grounds.

In order to obtain a University permit, complete the Application for Parking Permit and produce proof of your Australian Disability Parking Permit to the Security office on your home campus.

Temporary Access Parking Permits are available for staff and students with a temporary or short term disability which impacts on their mobility for a period no longer than 3 months.

For more information please refer to Access Parking and the UniSA Parking Guidelines.

The Department for Communities and Social Inclusion have devleloped an App which can be used to find Access Parking in Adelaide.

Department for Communities and Social Inclusion Parking App

Web accessibility

The University of South Australia is committed to ensuring access to online materials for people with disabilities and aims to meet the "Level AA" rating of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0 which covers Priority 1 and Priority 2 guidelines.

If staff or students are having difficulty accessing any online materials produced by the University because of a disability, they are encouraged to contact disability@unisa.edu.au and provide the following information:

  • contact details
  • the location of the page
  • the operating system and browser version
  • any other software
  • the nature of the problem

The University will then make arrangements to provide the information in an accessible manner.

Areas of study and research

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