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DISABILITY COLLECTIVE
ECU Disability Collective

The ECU Disability Collective exists to serve the interests of ECU students with disabilities, both hidden and visible. It aims to bring together students with physical, psychological, sensory and intellectual disabilities who are looking to improve accessibility on campus, to educate themselves and others about disability, and to be a part of a safe and friendly network.

All Accessibility Spaces are stocked with resources now, so please feel free to use them!

Please note that:

1. We are still receiving some resources, so there may be a slightly larger collection for the later end of the week - we apologise for not having these yesterday. As stated - we've had issues with supply delivery.

2. There will not be someone facilitating the space. It is assumed that you will study independently given this is an adult learning environment - and if you require someone with you to meet your needs, you will bring this person with you.

3. Mount Lawley's room changes on Thursday.

Good luck with your studies everyone!
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4 days ago  ·  

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Hi everyone,

Due to unforeseen circumstances with suppliers – Joondalup and Mt Lawley study spaces will not be equipped today with the resources.

Whilst this is disappointing, please feel free to still use the booked rooms as a quiet study space.

Update to follow soon.
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Accessible Study Space
For student with disabilities and accessibility requirements

Accessible Study Space
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2 weeks ago  ·  

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The ECU Disability Collective, in collaboration with the ECU Student Guild, is facilitating an Accessible Study Space for Study Week before the formal exam period.

Monday 6th November
to
Friday 10th November

A room from 8AM to 8PM throughout the week will be set aside as a space intended for students with disabilities and accessibility requirements to study.

It provides students with a quiet place to take medications, utilise the resources made available in these rooms and to get away from the hustle and bustle of the e-labs.

A few resources will be made available to use in the space only, such as:

- Eye Lighters (to make reading from textbooks easier)
- Fidget Cubes (to busy your hands with)
- Noise Cancelling Earmuffs (to provide sensory relief)
- Darkened Protective Eyewear (to provide sensory relief)
- Bouncy Bands (on the legs of a chair, to apply pressure with feet)
- Ergonomic Pens
- Pen holders (to provide relief from holding standard pens)
- & hopefully more!

Note:

1. We recognise that we cannot accommodate for every accessibility need, but we welcome suggestions for improvements and hopefully, we can make this become a permanent fixture at ECU.

2. We implore students to share the limited resources equitably and be courteous of one another. Recognise that it is an adult learning environment and consideration of others is assumed.

3. By using the space, you agree that the provided resources will not leave the space and that you accept full liability for the safe usage of the resources.

4. We ask that you supply your own study materials e.g. laptops, assistive technologies, tablets, paper etc. - some generic resources may be available.

5. You accept that space is only for the use of students with disabilities and accessibility requirements, and their carers/support people, and you will respect the confidentiality of those using the space.


The rooms are as follows:

Joondalup Campus
6th November – 10th November
31.219

Mount Lawley Campus
6th November – 8th Nov
14.116
9th Nov – 10th Nov
16.105

South West (Bunbury) Campus
6th Nov – 10th Nov
5.115

Accessibility maps will be provided in A3 in each room to enable you to navigate the campus more easily. For digital versions of the accessibility maps, as well as interactive ones to help you find the specific rooms, go here:

www.ecu.edu.au/about-ecu/our-campuses/campus-maps

Feel free to message the ECU Disability Collective if you have any queries, or if you are interested in helping facilitate the Collective in the near future - we are looking for new committee members!
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Accessible Study Space

November 6, 2017, 8:00am - November 10, 2017, 6:00am

The ECU Disability Collective, in collaboration with the ECU Student Guild, is facilitating an Accessible Study Space for Study Week before the formal exam period. Monday 6th November to Friday 10th November A room from 8AM to 8PM throughout the week will be set aside as a space intended for students with disabilities and accessibility requirements to study. It provides students with a quiet place to take medications, utilise the resources made available in these rooms and to get away from the hustle and bustle of the e-labs. A few resources will be made available to use in the space only, such as: - Eye Lighters (to make reading from textbooks easier) - Fidget Cubes (to busy your hands with) - Noise Cancelling Earmuffs (to provide sensory relief) - Darkened Protective Eyewear (to provide sensory relief) - Bouncy Bands (on the legs of a chair, to apply pressure with feet) - Ergonomic Pens - Pen holders (to provide relief from holding standard pens) - & hopefully more! Note: 1. We recognise that we cannot accommodate for every accessibility need, but we welcome suggestions for improvements and hopefully, we can make this become a permanent fixture at ECU. 2. We implore students to share the limited resources equitably and be courteous of one another. Recognise that it is an adult learning environment and consideration of others is assumed. 3. By using the space, you agree that the provided resources will not leave the space and that you accept full liability for the safe usage of the resources. 4. We ask that you supply your own study materials e.g. laptops, assistive technologies, tablets, paper etc. - some generic resources may be available. 5. You accept that space is only for the use of students with disabilities and accessibility requirements, and their carers/support people, and you will respect the confidentiality of those using the space. The rooms are as follows: Joondalup Campus 6th November – 10th November 31.219 Mount Lawley Campus 6th November – 8th Nov 14.116 9th Nov – 10th Nov 16.105 South West (Bunbury) Campus 6th Nov – 10th Nov 5.115 Accessibility maps will be provided in A3 in each room to enable you to navigate the campus more easily. For digital versions of the accessibility maps, as well as interactive ones to help you find the specific rooms, go here: www.ecu.edu.au/about-ecu/our-campuses/campus-maps Feel free to message the ECU Disability Collective if you have any queries, or if you are interested in helping facilitate the Collective in the near future - we are looking for new committee members!

2 weeks ago  ·  

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Director: Jesse Williams

Executive Officer: Lewis Price

Officer: Monique Howard

General Member: Rebecca Buck

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