AUT’s progress towards the Disability Action Plan

We’ve been doing some behind-the-scenes work to prepare for the implementation of the Disability Action Plan. These include:

Become disability confident

  • We’ve updated the Disability Support Services information on our student website
  • We’re updating staff disability resources
  • We’re updating practice guides, graduation materials, campus safety, and employability and careers

Implement inclusive policies and practices

  • We’re reviewing our approach to collating disability data. This includes proposed updates to the terms and language we use, based on feedback we received during the Disability Action Plan development. We’ll check these again with our students and staff before making any  changes
  • We’re developing a response to specific items included in the Disability Action Plan feedback, building on positive feedback and addressing several areas identified for improvement
  • We’re updating resources and contacts for other student support services, recognising the intersectional experience of many students

Improve accessibility in learning and teaching

  • We’re investigating accreditation opportunities, including the Sunflower Hidden Disabilities programme
Sign Language at AUT
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Sign Language at AUT
Adapting signs to suit Deaf students
23 Feb, 2024
AUT’s NZSL interpreters have been working with Ko Taku Reo – Deaf Education New Zealand to review signs used in various subject areas.

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AUT’s Disability Action Plan 2024-2026 is founded on an ongoing programme of engagement between AUT, and our disabled and Deaf students. The Disability Action Plan is part of AUT’s planning framework.