Campus access

RMITs' campus mobility maps show accessible building entry, parking, toilet and lift locations. Find your way around by downloading the relevant map below:

You can also have a look at the CBD mobility map for the area around RMIT and at other Disability Services such as accessible amenities and public transport provided by the City of Melbourne.

Adjustments to your study conditions

If you have a disability, long-term illness and/or mental health condition, or are the primary carer for an individual with a disability, adjustments to your study and assessment conditions are intended to ensure your academic performance is not affected.

When you register with Equitable Learning Services (ELS) we will develop an Equitable Learning Plan for you to share with your school; this will include any adjustments to your study and assessment conditions that you require.

These adjustments are known as:

  • Equitable Assessment Arrangements (EAA’s).

We recommend that you register for our service as soon as you are enrolled so that we can discuss, and plan for, any adjustments to your study and assessment conditions.

Examples of adjustments to your study and assessment conditions

During semester

  • the provision of equipment such as assistive technology
  • course materials in other formats
  • note takers and other enabling assistance staff such as Auslan interpreters.

During exams

  • additional writing or reading time
  • rest breaks
  • someone to write and/or read for you
  • the use of a computer
  • your exam paper in a different format
  • a private room for the exam
  • ergonomic furniture.

Course materials in other formats

We can also provide your course materials in another format if you have trouble reading printed material. Most alternative formats are in electronic form.

We recommend that you register for our service as soon as you are enrolled and provide us with a list of your subjects so we can assess whether we need to convert your course materials into the format you need.

Enabling assistance staff

Enabling staff are people that can work with you in lectures, tutorials, seminars, practical sessions and exams.

These staff can:

  • take notes for you
  • interpret for you using Auslan
  • assist you to get the most out of your time in class.

Enabling staff do not provide tutoring.

Assistive technology

There are a range of technologies available on campus to assist you with your studies.

When you register with Equitable Learning Services we can:

  • discuss which technologies are most suitable for you
  • introduce you to other items that might be helpful
  • show you how they work.

Read and Write Gold

For: students who have difficulties reading due to disability

What it does: reads electronic text to you in a life-like voice. Additional features can assist you with reading and writing tasks.

Where to find it: on PCs at student labs and the Library.

Instructions for using Read and Write Gold (PDF).

ZoomText

For: students with low vision or disabilities that make it difficult to view information on computer screens.

What it does:

  • increase the size of text and information on your computer screen
  • read text aloud to you in a life-like voice, handy if you are required to read lengthy documents
  • change the contrast and enhance other commonly used features on computers.

Where to find it: register with Equitable Learning Services for access.

JAWS

For: students with low vision or are blind.

What it does:

  • give you access to the internet and other software applications
  • allow you to use a Windows computer by using the keyboard only and without needing to look at the computer screen.

Where to find it: register with Equitable Learning Services for access.

Dragon speech recognition software

For: students with difficulties typing and writing.

What it does:

  • converts speech to text: the computer ‘types’ what you say into a Word document (or other format)
  • allows you to use the computer with minimal use of keyboard or mouse.

Watch this video for a demonstration of how to use Dragon speech recognition software.

Where to find it: this program is available on some RMIT computers. You can also register with Equitable Learning Services for access.