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Phase: Post-graduation Current initiatives University initiatives

  • Development and Alumni Office has been established

Disabilities Service activities

  • Database of graduates who have accessed the Deaf and Hearing Impaired Students’ Support Program.

Phase: Research Current initiatives University initiatives

  • Eligibility criteria of Patience Thoms Scholarships and Griffith University Honours Equity Scholarships are inclusive of students with

disabilities. Disabilities Service activities

  • Support provided to postgraduate students – including letters of support if a student’s GPA has been impacted by their disability

Supporting Strategies (People and Resources) Current initiatives University initiatives

  • Academic and administrative managers across the University are supported in managing work environments as part of the regular program of activities offered through the Office of Human Resource Management. Development programs such as Managing @Griffith, Heads of School/Department workshops, etc discuss the need to ensure that the physical and psychological work environment is appropriate for all staff, and that any special needs are accommodated.

  • Office of Human Resource Management provides access to EO On-Line resources for staff.

  • Topics for Celebrating Teaching seminars have covered issues related to teaching students with disabilities

  • Griffith Institute of Higher Education have included workshops that cover topics associated with equity and diversity in their program.

Specific Faculty/Element Initiatives

  • Information Services – the Web Accessible Network of Australian Universities Access Forum was hosted by Griffith University.

  • Information Services - the South Pacific Users Services Conference was hosted by Griffith University and included a presentation co- facilitated with Peter Cracknell, Quantum Technology on Assistive Technology in the university environment.

  • Information Services Staff Development/Disability Awareness Promotion

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      Displays in Libraries for Disability Awareness Week

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        Travelling trainer support of a staff member with a disability has improved knowledge of assistive technology in that area

Griffith University Disability Action Plan: Final


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