Privacy and confidentiality
Disability Information & Support respects that the information you share in relation to your health or impairment is of a private and confidential nature. The support you receive will not be documented on your academic record or marked on your qualification. The Health Information Privacy Code governs the manner in which we collect, store and access your information.
Your health information will not be disclosed to other people without your consent. However this may be overridden where there is a concern for your own or others safety, or where there is a legal requirement to share information.
Kia Ōrite Achieving Equity: New Zealand Code of Practice for Inclusive Tertiary Education Environment for students with impairments.
The Code of Practice is designed to assist tertiary education providers to achieve a fully inclusive environment through the ongoing identification and removal of barriers in all areas of campus life. It is a tool to assist all staff within an institution in meeting their responsibilities, and is not just for those working in Disability Support Services.
New Zealand Disability Strategy
The strategy, released in 2001, is the first government document that explicitly identifies barriers to participation and achievement for people with impairments. It contains objectives and actions that are relevant to all tertiary education providers.
Links to University of Otago documents
Links to Influential External Disability Policies
- Bill of Rights Act (1990)
- Health and Disability Commissioner Act (1994)
- Human Rights Act (1993)
- Ministry of Education, Tertiary Education Strategy (2014-2019)
- United Nation Convention on Rights of Persons with Disabilities
Disability Information & Support complaints procedure
Disability Information & Support is committed to providing a quality service to students. If you believe the service you have received has not been acceptable, please approach the person who provided the service.
If you are unable to approach the person who provided the service, or if you feel the matter has not been resolved, you can put your complaint in writing.