Recognising the needs of people with disabilities.

UNSW ensures the learning and teaching experience is welcoming and inclusive and that the University’s built and digital environment is accessible for everyone. 

Disability Inclusion Action Plan

One of the five initiatives outlined by the Strategy 2025 is to implement UNSW’s Disability Action Plan (DIAP). This plan aims to make the learning, working and teaching experience welcoming and inclusive for people of all abilities.


Read the plan

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Accessible and Inclusive Events Hub

From Teams and Zoom meetings to large scale hybrid events, the new Events Hub will help ensure your communications and events are welcoming, fully accessible and inclusive.


Visit the hub 

More on disability inclusion at UNSW

UDL is a set of principles for curriculum development that give all individuals equal opportunities to learn, guiding the creation of learning outcomes, resources and assessments that work for everyone. 

Educational adjustments make completing course requirements more manageable. More than 1,000 students currently receive assistance because they have a disability or are a carer of a person who has a disability.

A workplace adjustment is a change to a work process, practice, procedure or environment to accommodate the needs of a person with disability, helping them to work more comfortably and productively.

Led by the SRC Students with Disabilities Officer for all disabled UNSW students, including those living with mental health conditions, neurodivergent people, and those with a cognitive, intellectual or physical disability. 

The Disability Scholars Network consists of students and early career researchers who are currently pursuing, or interested in pursuing, research that benefits the lives of people with disability.

Build knowledge, skills and tools to advance disability confidence in the workplace and classroom, and include all stakeholders with disability. These workshops develop capacity to adjust behaviours and have critical conversations, taking an intersectional approach to accessibility at UNSW.

UNSW is a member of Australian Network on Disability, a national, membership-based organisation which supports organisations to advance the inclusion of people with disability in all aspects of business.