Know your rights

 

An important responsibility for people with a disability is to understand their rights. In Victoria people with a disability a protected by several legislative requirements. Depending on the issue the legislation that applies can be International, National or State.

 

Education

 

 'Your Right to an Education' is a simple guide to assits both students and professionals to understand how a student with a disability can be supported in an educational setting. 

 

Disability and Disclosure

 

Deciding when, how and who to disclose your disability to is a personal decision and there are several issues you may need to want to think about.  There are some helpful resources available.

 

Choosing Your Path is a website that addresses these challenges for people with a disabilities educators and employers

 

 

 

If you would like to know more about the rights of people with a disability links to these and other relevant legislation including are available at www.humanrightscommission.vic.gov.au

 

 

 




Definition

Definition
of a Disability

The legal definition of a disability is extremely broad, encompassing a wide range of disability categories and degrees of severity.

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