Guidelines & Toolkit

1 in 5 Australians are estimated to have a disability, or about 4.3 million people. (Australian Institute of Health & Welfare) 

When starting to plan your next event or meeting take an inclusive approach to ensure it can be enjoyed by everyone. Did you discuss potential event venues, invitation design and use of language from an accessibility perspective? 

Remember, accessibility requests are unique and will vary between attendees – so it is always best to ask and never assume what someone may require. 

To kick-start conversations with your team here are a few accessible event considerations:  

  • Ensure digital invitations are accessible and ask guests to advise of accessibility requirements when registering so that these adjustments are part of the event plan 
  • Choose a venue that can be easily accessed by public transport 
  • Book an Auslan interpreter and reserve seats at the front to enable a clear view for people who are deaf  
  • Check all entrances, lifts, ramps and corridor widths comply with Australian Standards 
  • Provide enough space between tables for wheelchair access

Download UNSW Event Guidelines and Checklist to ensure your next event is accessible for everyone.

UNSW Flexible Work Guidelines & Toolkit help managers and their teams navigate flexible working discussions to encourage a positive flexible work culture at UNSW.

“Everyone needs to find the right work-life integration for themselves, and there's no simple solution. We need to have more open conversations about work and family, across all levels of the corporate hierarchy.”

Download the Flexible Working Toolkit for information on flexible work options, case studies of staff who work flexibly and evidence-based benefits of flexible work.

Download the Flexible Work Guidelines for detailed information about flexible work at UNSW. 

UNSW values diversity of thought and experience. We believe an inclusive and collaborative culture underpins research and teaching excellence and facilitates a positive student and staff experience.

Read our Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Policy to learn about UNSW’s commitment for an inclusive community, and more just society.

The Regular Team Meetings Hours Policy ensures Faculties and Divisions conduct most meetings, and particularly those that are regularly scheduled, during the hours of 9.30am to 4.00pm wherever possible to promote a more inclusive work environment and culture at UNSW. 

Read our Regular Team Meetings Policy.  

“I feel valued, and part of the team knowing I can confidently meet my caring responsibilities without compromising my availability to attend meetings on a regular basis.”