UNSW’s 2025 Strategy laid out a clear mandate: to become an international exemplar of equity, diversity and inclusion by 2025.
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 welcome and inclusive for people of all abilities. The DIAP will focus on making UNSW’s built infrastructure and digital systems accessible for both students and staff with disability.
Following the initial 2013 launch of the strategy, UNSW undertook thorough research to update and improve our Disability Inclusion Action Plan. (DIAP). The findings drawn from this period of research were used as the foundation for the new DIAP launched in 2018. The DIAP focuses on six key areas for UNSW to increase inclusivity for people with disability.
Policy and Planning
UNSW will ensure the Disability Inclusion Action Plan is actioned and promoted across all policy areas of staff and student life.
Learning and Teaching Environment
UNSW will engage students with disability into the development, design and delivery of the educational curriculum. We also provide staff with the training and support to have the tools and knowledge to create inclusive environments for people with disabilities.
World-Class Digital Environment
UNSW strives to make our digital environmental easy to navigate for people with disability.
World-Class Built Environment
To ensure UNSW’s physical campuses and residential communities are accessible to everyone and aligns with the everyday needs of students, staff and campus visitors with disability.
UNSW actively works to ensure people with disability are well adjusted and informed on ways they can socially get involved on campus.
UNSW aims to tailor their policies and practices to ensure staff with all level of abilities, feel supported and confident in succeeding within their roles.