International Day of People with Disabilities

3rd December marks the International Day of People with Disabilities. The theme for 2016 is: "Achieving 17 Goals for the Future We Want ".

Four million Australians have a disability; that is 1 in 5 people. Disability can be obvious or hidden, it can be major or minor and it is not unusual for people to have more than one disability. Disability can have a profound effect on the life of a person who has it and on the lives of the people who care for them. 

Western Sydney University provides Reasonable Adjustment Plans for staff with disabilities and Academic Integration Plans for students with disabilities to ensure that they can fulfil the inherent requirements of their work and study.  For more information on how to establish a Reasonable Adjustment or an Academic Integration Plan, please contact Leanne Kent or Craig Hinley at the Equity and Diversity Unit for staff and Rebecca Ladd at Disability Services for students.

The University also hosts two National Disability Coordination Officer Programmes across the Western Sydney region. Through this program the University plays a vital role in working with local partners to improve transitions for our local people with disabilities and across Australia into tertiary education and employment.

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