Missed it by that much

Now studying a combined degree in science and medicine at Sydney University, the country’s oldest university, Miss Wong said she accepted her result was good for a “normal person” but believed her disability had not properly been taken into account. She said she lost vital marks towards the end of her exam papers because her hand was cramping and her writing became illegible.

“The point isn’t that I was doing badly,” she told The Sydney Morning Herald earlier this year. “I did do well, what a normal person would consider well. But you want your disability to be sufficiently addressed with special examination provisions so that everyone has a capability to communicate what they know … otherwise it is not a fair test of your knowledge.”