Disability Awareness in the Workplace

Disability Awareness Training

The University of Melbourne now offers Disability Awareness Training for all staff.  The training describes the legislative framework supporting people with disability in Australia and aims to provide an overall understanding of why disability inclusion is important in the workplace, an insight into the challenges often faced by people with disability and practical strategies to create awareness on the impact that a culture has on the lived experiences of its employees.

Staff can find session details on TrainMe, and students can email the Student Equity and Disability Support Team to find out about university support and study adjustments.

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Web Accessibility Essentials Training Course

The University of Melbourne has over 1000 students and 1000 staff with a disability. This 3 hour course examines the various ways people with disability use the University of Melbourne website, the problems they face, and what we can do to help. The latest standards and techniques for improving web accessibility are discussed, together with tools that can be used to evaluate websites. Email here for more details.