AccessAbility Action Plan
At Swinburne, we value the diversity of our student and staff community, including people living with a disability. We support an accessible, inclusive and diverse study and work environment where everyone can reach their full potential.
Road map for action
Swinburne’s AccessAbility Action Plan 2015-2020 (AAP) details our strategy to create an accessible, supportive university and to be disability confident. It has a clear vision, with goals, actions and responsibilities to complement its realisation.
Six guiding pillars for action
The AAP emphasises developing and harnessing the ability of people living with disability and carers. It respects the diversity, strengths and natural talent that these individuals bring to Swinburne.
Implementing our plan will help identify and change practices that could be discriminatory. These practices might otherwise prevent people from learning and working with us.
To become disability confident means that we:
- understand how disability affects every aspect of our university – our staff, students and visitors
- provide support for our students and staff who are living with disability and carers
- create an inclusive and diverse culture that provides opportunity for people living with disability
- make reasonable adjustments to enable individuals living with disability to access, participate and contribute on an equal basis.
Swinburne is a recognised leader in quality, accessible and inclusive education and employment for people living with disability, and carers.
Compliance and governance
The AAP provides a mechanism under the Disability Discrimination Act 1992 (Cth) to produce the change required to eliminate disability discrimination. This includes direct or unintentional and indirect discrimination.
Governance of the AAP sits with a steering group comprising senior leaders within the university.
The full AccessAbility Action Plan can be downloaded as an accessible Word document or PDF.