Disability Support

Disability Support includes support for those with permanent as well as temporary conditions. To get Disability Support, you will need to provide proof of your disability, unless you have a mobility impairment and use a wheelchair or other mobility aide. You must provide proof, such as a letter from your doctor or other community health provider outlining your disability.

Support may include:

  • Advice and assistance
  • Reader/Writers
  • Provision for Support Workers
  • New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL) Interpreters
  • Assistance for tauira who are blind or have low vision
  • Referrals to appropriate service providers.

Please contact your local Student Support Advisor for further assistance.


Disability Support Services

Ministry of Health – Disability Services

The Ministry’s aim is that disabled people are able to live in their homes and participate in their communities.

The Federation

Provides an impartial disability information and referral service, through a network of independent community centres nationwide.

Health Navigator New Zealand

An A-Z health, disability and wellness information website including related apps.


Head Injuries

Brain Injury New Zealand

Provides information, advocacy and support to people with brain injury and their whānau.


Support for the Blind

Blind Foundation

New Zealand's primary provider of vision-related services to blind, deaf-blind and vision-impaired people.

Blind Citizens NZ

Advocates on behalf of our members and blind and vision impaired New Zealanders.


Support for the Deaf

SLIANZ (Sign Language Interpreters Association of New Zealand)

SLIANZ recognises New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL) as the indigenous language of the New Zealand Deaf community and respects the diversity of communication modes and cultural orientations of all consumers of the interpreting service.

The National Foundation for the Deaf

Focuses on breaking down barriers for people with hearing loss. They promote the appreciation of good sound and encourage all New Zealanders to protect and preserve their hearing.

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