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Disability Inclusion Action Plan

Helping everyone to achieve their potential

The University is committed to ensuring that all students, staff and visitors have the same chance to excel at and enjoy our university. We will launch our new six-year Disability Inclusion Action Plan during Disability Inclusion Week, on 24 September 2019.

Disability Inclusion Week 23-27 September

Disability Inclusion Week offers an exciting program of events for staff, students and the wider community to enjoy. The theme of the week is 'Inclusion Begins with Me'.

Launch of the Disability Inclusion Action Plan (DIAP) 2019-24 (Tuesday 24 September)

The first event is the launch of the DIAP by the University's Vice-Chancellor, Dr Michael Spence. You will also hear from the Disability Discrimination Commissioner, Dr Ben Gauntlett and Ms Carly Findlay, award-winning writer, speaker and appearance activist who regularly writes about disability issues. Please register.

Sydney Ideas: Understanding neurodiversity and living with autism (Wednesday 25 September)

Join us for a productive conversation led by model, TV presenter and author Chloe Maxwell about ways we can build pathways to foster learning and communication – from school to the workplace – for individuals with autism. You will hear from speakers who work in the area of neurodevelopment and education and a University of Sydney student with autism. Please register.

Auslan interpreters and live captioning will be available at all events.

Dr Michael Spence

Vice-Chancellor and Principal
"If we are to be a university in which the brightest researchers and the most promising students can thrive and realise their full potential, we must ensure that we provide a learning and working environment which is inclusive and accessible to all our students, staff and visitors."