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Deciding what is fair

Most people recognise that being fair is not just a matter of applying equal treatment to all people. For example requiring all students to demonstrate their knowledge by sitting a 3 hour exam without a break, may be very unfair for a student with a back injury who cannot sit for that long. In fact, Commonwealth legislation requires that educators provide reasonable adjustments to ensure fair treatment of people with disabilities. Reasonable adjustments are changes to course content, delivery and assessment which are required by law to accommodate the needs of students with disabilities.

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