Disability Services - Tairāwhiti


EIT has three goals in providing disability support services to students:

  • The primary goal is to overcome disadvantages students experience in their study as a result of impairment/s.
  • To provide a supportive environment that gives students with disabilities and impairments opportunities to achieve their maximum academic and personal potential.
  • To promote the inclusion of students with disabilities and impairments in all aspects of academic life.

Disability services are available to students with permanent or temporary disabilities and impairments.  Our service focuses on removing barriers to learning for students through the provision of information/training support, services, advocacy and adaptive equipment.  Support approval is subject to documentary proof (e.g. a medical certificate) being provided.

Services available include:

  • Individual learning support (notetakers, 1:1 study support, behavioural support)
  • Group support
  • Alternative Assessments for tests and exams
  • Adaptive Technology
  • Advocacy
  • Mobility parking permits

You can find Karen in the Student Support Office (PR101). Feel free to come and visit during office hours. If there is no one in the office please make an appointment with one of the other Student Support Advisors.


Her hours of availability are:
Monday - Friday 8.30am - 4.30pm


Karen Albert Karen Albert
Student Support Advisor
Phone: (06) 869 3193
Email: kalbert@eit.ac.nz