Disability Access and Inclusion Plan initiatives

The recommended initiatives relating to specific DAIP outcomes are informed by the review and consultation process. The following initiatives will guide the activities Curtin will undertake from 2017 until 2020 to improve access to our services, buildings and information.

Outcome 1. People with disability have the same opportunities as other people to access the services of, and any events organised by, Curtin.

Supporting the strategic objectives: Learning and student experience; and Global positioning.
Outcome owner: DVC Academic

 Strategy
1.1Audit admission, selection and enrolment procedures for online students to ensure they are inclusive in design and accessible for students with disability.
1.2Audit services and co-curricular programs to ensure they are inclusive in design and accessible for students with disability.
1.3Engage with faculties and schools to establish processes for the design, delivery and assessment of academic programs which are inclusive of and accessible for, all students with disability.
1.4Investigate the potential impact of the DAIP on Curtin’s global partners.
1.5Establish processes to engage Curtin students and staff with disability in improving access and inclusion at Curtin.
1.6Engage with faculties and schools to embed universal design (UD) in current Curtin benchmarking practices.
1.7Develop and implement a communication plan to share Curtin achievements and progress towards universal design, with the Curtin community.

Outcome 2. People with disability have the same opportunities as other people to access the buildings and other facilities of Curtin.

Supporting the strategic objectives: Sustainable future.
Outcome owner: Chief Operating Officer

 Strategy
2.1Implement the Universal Design Thinking Communication and Implementation Strategy (Properties, Facilities and Development) across all Curtin campuses.
2.2Implement the Curtin Wayfinding Strategy to ensure safe and accessible paths of travel.
2.3Implement Curtin’s Integrated Transport and Movement Plan.
2.4Embed universal design into the Properties, Facilities and Development benchmarking processes for teaching and learning, research, workplace and public realm management.
2.5Improve access and inclusion outcomes in projects delivered by the capital programme.
2.6Respond to access and inclusion issues to improve the accessibility of the built environment.

Outcome 3. People with disability receive information from Curtin in a format that will enable them to access the information as readily as other people are able to access it.

Supporting the strategic objectives: Learning and student experience; Research and innovation; Global positioning; and Sustainable future.
Outcome owner: Chief Operating Officer

 Strategy
3.1Update Procurement Procedures to ensure accessible products and services are key evaluation critieria.
3.2Conduct feasibility study regarding actions to achieve the W3C requirements for AAA level from Curtin’s current AA level.
3.3Maintain W3C AA status when acquiring and designing web or internet-facing digital capabilities.
3.4Continue to improve the accessibility of corporate applications eg. student, financial and academic portals.
3.5Continue to improve the accessibility of Curtin promotional material.
3.6Embed Universal Design (UD) in the development and production of Curtin student, staff and teaching and learning information.

Outcome 4. People with disability receive the same level and quality of service from the staff of Curtin as other people receive from the staff of Curtin.

Supporting strategic objectives relating to: Learning and student experience; Engagement and impact, and People and culture.
Outcome owner: Provost

 Strategy
4.1Include responsibilities for the Curtin DAIP in Responsible Officers’ Work Planning and Performance Review process.
4.2Engage with Faculties and Schools to upskill all leaders and managers regarding the principles of universal design and best practice relevant to staff roles and responsibilities (which includes agents and contractors) through induction and other training opportunities.
4.3Provide support to leaders and managers to progressively train their staff to embed the principles of universal design into their school or area.

Outcome 5. People with disability have the same opportunities as other people to make complaints to Curtin.

Supporting strategic objective: Sustainable future.
Outcome owner: Chief Operating Officer

 Strategy
5.1Provide opportunities for students, staff and visitors to be consulted and have their views/feedback heard.
5.2Establish a process to collect feedback to continually improve complaints process, including its accessibility.
5.3Develop and implement a strategy to promote the Curtin complaints and feedback process to students and staff using existing communication channels which include social media.

Outcome 6. People with disability have the same opportunities as other people to participate in any public consultation by Curtin.

Supporting the strategic objectives: Research and innovation; and Engagement and impact.
Outcome owner: Vice-President, Corporate Relations

 Strategy
6.1Establish process to ensure that universal design principles are included in all public consultation initiatives.
6.2Provide training and support for staff to enable them to deliver accessible and inclusive consultations.

Outcome 7. People with disability have the same opportunities as other people to obtain and maintain employment with Curtin.

Supporting the strategic objectives related to: People and culture; and Global positioning.
Outcome owner: Chief Operating Officer

 Strategy
7.1Audit transition-to-work programs for graduates with disability to identify opportunities to enhance employment outcomes.
7.2Address the findings of the Curtin Corporate Wellness Team’s 2016 Curtin Career Development survey that examined career opportunities for staff with disability.
7.3Develop and implement a strategy to increase staff and student confidence to disclose disability.
7.4Inform and support managers to provide flexible employment opportunities for staff.