Archive for April, 2013

4 Days left to apply for Stepping Into…Internships!

Friday, April 26th, 2013

Stepping into… is a paid internship program specifically designed for students with disability, who want to get paid, hands-on work experience in an industry that is relevant to their degree and chosen field of study.

This winter, some of the members of the Australian Network on Disability (AND) are offering paid internships through the Stepping into program. Internships are currently offered in Canberra, Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth and across disciplines of Law, Accounting, Finance, Commerce, Human Resources, Policy, Engineering, Architecture & Design, IT, Communications and Marketing .

Some of the participating organisations include:

  • ANZ Bank
  • Crown Solicitor’s Office (at the NSW department of Justice & Attorney General)
  • Henry Davis York Lawyers
  • Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC)
  • NSW Ombudsman
  • Reserve Bank of Australia
  • Sydney Opera House
  • Insolvency and Trustee Service Australia (ITSA)
  • NSW Department of Education & Communities
  • Dept of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research, and Tertiary Education
  • Dept of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations
  • Stockland

APPLICATIONS OPEN NOW and CLOSE on Monday, April 29, by 5pm

To find out more about the opportunities, see the full list of internships and how to apply, visit AND’s website.

  • Look under “Apply for Stepping into… Winter 2013”
  • You can find out more about “Stepping into…” under “Information for Students”
  • You can download application form under “Apply for Stepping into… Winter 2013”

GraVVITAS – Accessible Graphics for People with Vision Impairment

Friday, April 12th, 2013

Here we have another exciting event planned for Diversity and Inclusion Week.

Dr Cagatay Goncu and Professor Kim Marriott demonstrate their new device ‘GraVVITAS’, which works on an iPad, and uses vibration and sounds to guide the visually impaired users around a diagram.

It is designed to enable the user to build a picture of the entire graphic in their mind.

Dr Cagatay Goncu and Professor Kim Marriott, along with Associate Professor John Hurst of the Faculty of Information Technology recently received an Honourable Mention in the 2012 Touch of Genius awards, organised by the National Braille Press (NBP) in the US for their submission of the Graphics Viewer using Vibration, Interactive Touch, Audio and Speech (GraVVITAS).


Dr Cagatay Goncu, Research Fellow, Faculty of Information Technology

Professor Kim Marriott, Faculty of Information Technology

Register here, as places may be limited.

Career Access Moodle Resources

Wednesday, April 10th, 2013

For Diversity and Inclusion Week the Disability Liaison Unit and Employment and Career Development are launching a new virtual space providing exclusive careers resources for students with disabilities.

Jam packed with resources, the unit gives you access to handouts, career seminar presentations, videos, document samples and external links to internship and mentoring opportunities.

Diversity and Inclusion Week 2013

Wednesday, April 10th, 2013

Each year Monash holds Diversity and Inclusion Week, which seeks to demonstrate the university’s commitment to the principles of social inclusion in all its manifestations. The Disability Liaison Unit holds many events and workshops, for both students and staff.  Diversity and Inclusion Week runs from April 15-19th across all Australian Monash campuses.

Some highlights for DLU Students include:

Disability Awareness in the Workplace
15 April, 12.00 pm – 1.00 pm, Caulfield campus

Disability Awareness in the Workplace
19 April, 12.00 pm – 1.00pm, Clayton campus

Documentary Film Screening ‘Life Around Here’
16 April, 1.00 pm – 3.00 pm, Clayton campus

Deaf Deaf World Interactive Workshop
16 April, 2.00 pm – 4.00 pm, Clayton campus

Disability Liaison Unit Student Panel
18 April, 2.00 pm – 3.30 pm, Clayton campus

Ways of Working to Support the Success of Students with Asperger’s Syndrome in Higher Education
16 April, 1.15 pm – 2.00 pm. Gippsland campus

Some events do have limited places, so make sure you get in quick.

We hope to see you all there!