Everyone can learn

Education is a fundamental human right. It empowers us to achieve our potential and strengthens the communities in which we live and work. We all have the right to participate in education and training, regardless of our individual levels of ability.

There are many ways in which education providers can support people with disability to learn. It is against the law for education providers to discriminate against people with disability.

Disability Standards for Education

All education providers must adhere to the Disability Standards for Education set out in the Disability Discrimination Act (1992). These ensure that students with disability can access and participate in education on the same basis as other students.

They also specify the provision of reasonable adjustments for students – such as changes to a physical environment, modified communication systems or educational materials being made available in alternative formats.

Learn more about the Disability Standards for Education.