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A world-first initiative, harnessing interdisciplinary research with people with disability to seek innovative solutions

Launched in 2017, the Institute's vision is to improve and transform the lives of people with a disability. Working closely with people with disabilities and industry experts, the Institute provides a platform to combine disability studies with STEMM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine) and HASS (humanities and social sciences) research to design accessible and inclusive working, living and learning environments, generate innovative technologies and create inclusive law, policy, services, markets and communities. 

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The UNSW Disability Inclusion Action Plan (DIAP) 2022-2025 commits the University to removing the barriers people with disability face when it comes to accessing and succeeding in tertiary education. 

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.

Work enables people with disability to achieve financial independence, improve their social skills, develop friendships and improve their mental health. This course provides improved knowledge on the many types of disability and best practices to foster inclusion of disability in the workplace.