Disability is an umbrella term that covers:

  • impairments
  • activity limitations
  • participation restrictions.

Disability is not just a health problem: it is complex and reflects the interaction between features of a person’s body and features of the society in which they live. It can be both visible and invisible to others.

UQ is committed to:

  • supporting and promoting the right of people with disabilities to contribute and work on an equitable basis with other members of our community
  • developing and maintaining an environment that is accessible to people of all abilities.

Our initiatives for staff:

  • a best-practice Disability Action Plan provides an operational framework for UQ's commitment to ensuring our environment is accessible for people with all abilities
  • policies, based on relevant legislation, ensuring the inclusiveness and fair treatment of people with disabilities at UQ
  • support services, such as the Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • reasonable adjustment for people with disability, and for supervisors who manage staff who have a disability
  • training programs to educate and inform staff, particularly supervisors, of the challenges and barriers that persons with disability may face, and strategies for how they can assist staff members with disability by removing these barriers
  • resources and programs to develop and maintain an informed and inclusive culture within the UQ community
  • accessible facilities, resources and services that are of a high standard.