Helping staff work more comfortably and productively

A workplace adjustment, also known as a reasonable adjustment, is a change to work process, practice, procedure or environment.

Workplace adjustments accommodate the needs of a person with disability and will assist them in working comfortably and productively. Examples include:

  • Assistive technology or software
  • Flexible work arrangements
  • Modifying communication systems or information provision
  • Modified workstations

Adjustments can be permanent or temporary depending on the nature of the disability and the needs of the individual.


UNSW’s Workplace Adjustment Procedure outlines the process for requesting, implementing and reviewing workplace adjustments.

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The Workplace Adjustment Toolkit for Managers and Staff provides further guidance for staff navigating the process and managers in supporting current and prospective staff with disability.

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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.

UNSW ensures the learning and teaching experience is welcoming and inclusive and that the University’s built and digital environment is accessible for students and staff with disability

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.