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Accessibility and inclusion

Information for people with disability

Through the UTS Access and Inclusion Plan 2015 - 2019.pdf (55 KB, PDF), the University has committed to creating an equitable and inclusive environment for people with diverse abilities studying at UTS.

Accessibilty resources

The Accessibility Resource Guide 2017 (243 KB, PDF) complements the Access and Inclusion Plan to support staff with access requirements.

The Accessible Events and Training Sessions 2017 (73 KB, PDF) aims to help you plan a more inclusive event by taking into account the needs of people with disability who may be attending.

If you believe you are being discriminated against or harassed in your work or study because you have a disability you have an equity-related complaint.

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Accessible environments advisory group

UTS is committed to equal access and opportunity for all people. The accessible environments advisory group (AEAG) assists UTS to develop a coordinated and strategic approach to identifying, prioritising and resolving built environment access issues, and scheduling implementation in a phased manner based on feedback from stakeholders about priority areas.

  • the design, construction and maintenance of all the physical facilities of the University,
  • access, egress and circulation, continuous accessible pathways of travel, and satisfactory linkages with transport,
  • amenities, such as toilets, furniture and equipment, and
  • communications, including hearing augmentation, lighting and signage.

The accessible environments advisory group (AEAG) assists UTS to develop a coordinated and strategic approach to identifying, prioritising and resolving built environment access issues, and scheduling implementation in a phased manner based on feedback from stakeholders about priority areas.

Disability Project Fund

The Disability Project Fund (DPF) is a unique initiative established by UTS in 2002.

The Fund provides grants to UTS Faculties, Units, Institutes, Centres, and individuals, who have projects that will help people with disabilities at UTS. Key features of the fund:

  • All UTS staff and students are eligible to apply.
  • Projects must be to the direct benefit of students or staff with disabilities at UTS.
  • The DPF does not fund individual accommodations or projects which are an existing obligation under the Disability Discrimination Act or where projects are already within an existing budget.
  • Minimum application $300, maximum application $7,000.
  • Projects must be completed before end of the calendar year.
  • The DPF Coordinator will monitor projects in an ongoing manner to ensure project objectives and timeframes are being met.
  • A written interim report may be requested (usually at half way through the agreed duration of the project). A final report will be required at project completion, including an expenditure summary sheet and invoices.

Application process

Applications are held annually. The next closing date is 31 July 2017 with successful applicants announced on 15 August 2017. To apply, download and complete:
Microsoft Office document iconUTS Disability Project Fund Application (doc, 527 KB)

Further details on the application process are provided on the form.