Archive for February, 2021

Monash Careers Expo 2021

Friday, February 26th, 2021

Monash Careers Expo: Thursday 4th March

The Monash Careers Expo, hosted by Career Connect is one of the largest university careers events in Australia, and we’re proud to be continuing to provide this fantastic event to our students with this year’s Virtual Expo!

The Expo will be easy to navigate, visually immersive and completely interactive.

Students will be able to explore opportunities available with major organisations, speak directly to recruiters, participate in employer information sessions and join Q&As.

World-First Accessible Audio

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2021

Monash University and Tennis Australia Serve Up World-First Accessible Audio Stream for Fans with Blindness or Low Vision

Tennis Australia, Monash University and AKQA have launched Action Audio, an online audio stream designed to make the Australian Open broadcasts accessible for almost 600,000 Australians and 285 million people living with blindness or a vision impairment.

Action Audio allows people with blindness or vision impairment to stay connected to the tennis experience throughout the entire match, and follow it in real-time.

Action Audio uses Tennis Australia’s real-time ball position data to make the ball ‘audible’ to blind audiences.

GradWISE Industry AccessABILITY Week

Friday, February 19th, 2021

AccessABILITY Week a Big Success

The GradWISE Industry AccessABILITY Week was a huge success.

GradWISE had 15 of their industry partners present information about their graduate programs and provided students with critical advice to help their graduate applications stand out from the crowd!

GradWISE employer partners shared loads of helpful tips, including:

  • Submitting a killer graduate application
  • How to stand out in the video interview
  • How to ace an assessment centre
  • and information to get you over the line and score your dream graduate role

Talk to GradWISE

If you would like to talk to a member of GradWISE to get this information or find out about the program please email Chardee at or Grace at or check out the GradWISE Website here!

PACE Mentoring Autumn 2021

Friday, February 19th, 2021

There are just two weeks until applications for PACE Mentoring Autumn 2021 close!

Don’t miss your chance to work with a professional mentor towards your career goals and employability skills! 

Apply now on the AND website, or simply email the Programs Team with your expression of interest if you have applied for PACE in the last 12 months.

  • Applications close Sunday 28th February.  

Contact the AND Team on 03 9621 2276 or if you have any questions.

More organisations announced for Autumn 2021

Mentors from the following organisations are also participating in the Autumn cohort: 

  • Accenture
  • AGL
  • ANZ
  • Arup
  • Bendigo and Adelaide Bank
  • BNP Paribas
  • Dentons Australia Limited
  • IAG
  • IBM Australia Ltd
  • Jacobs
  • Melbourne Water
  • NAB
  • Nestle
  • QBE
  • Rabobank
  • RMIT
  • Special Broadcasting Service (SBS)
  • Supreme District & Land Courts Service (Court Services Queensland)
  • VIC Dept of Justice & Community Safety

Do you live in regional Australia?

AND are excited that this round, there is the option to participate in PACE Mentoring virtually as well as face-to-face. This means that no matter where you are in Australia, they can connect you with a mentor!

AND are also pleased to announce that regional mentors from Rabobank will be participating in PACE Autumn 2021, which means there are even more opportunities for jobseekers from regional Australia to participate!

If you would like to participate in the program virtually, simply select the ‘Other/Virtual’ option on the application form.

Nike Shoes, Braille Lego and Accessibility Factsheets

Tuesday, February 16th, 2021

This February there were some fascinating articles from the Centre for Inclusive Design newsletter.

Highlighted below are a few you might find interesting.

Nike Launches its First Hands-Free Shoe

Recently Nike launched a new shoe that takes accessible fashion to a whole new level.

The Nike GO FlyEase features a bi-stable hinge, making it possible to get into the sneakers without the use of hands, and midsole tensioner, which allows the shoe to remain secure once it’s on.

This article explores the letter Matthew Walzer wrote to Nike, which inspired the shoe. It’s a great story about why Inclusive Design works.

Lego Braille Bricks come to Australia

Lego Braille Bricks allow children with vision impairment to learn maths and literacy by touch.

The Lego kits each contain 304 bricks featuring letters, numbers, punctuation and symbols in braille, together with the printed version.

Vision Australia has been gifted 1,000 kits of the braille bricks by the Lego Foundation and will be distributed to schools that have students with vision impairment across the country.

View the full story by ABC here.

AccessibilityOZ – Disability Factsheets for Australia

The Accessibility Factsheets were commissioned by Australian Government and have been released under Creative Commons.

The factsheets have detailed information on how to make certain content accessible.

AccessibilityOz worked with the Australian Government to develop these readable interpretations of how to make forms, images, interactive maps, mobile etc accessible, along with information on how inaccessible content affects people with disabilities.

Neurodiversity Celebration Week

Tuesday, February 16th, 2021

‘Take the Pledge’ and Celebrate the Intelligence and Ability of Neurodivergent Students and Staff

Monday 15 March to Saturday 21 March 2021

In May 2019 over 300 schools and colleges and 294,000 students participated in Neurodiversity Celebration Week. This year schools and universities from around the world are participating in Neurodiversity Celebration Week.

In New Zealand and Australia local members of the Autistic Collaboration Trust with the support of S23M are assisting schools with neurodiversity education resources leading up to the event.

For more information see: 

Career Development Learning Hub

Tuesday, February 16th, 2021

NCSEHE-led Project to Establish Australia’s First Dedicated National Career Development Learning Hub for Students with Disability

A new National Careers Institute (NCI) Partnership Grant project led by the NCSEHE will establish Australia’s first Career Development Learning (CDL) Hub for students with disability.

The CDL Hub will provide an accessible range of resources, as well as practical examples of programs addressing CDL for students with disability across the student life cycle.

One of 13 projects funded under the first round of the NCI Partnership Grant program, National Career Development Learning Hub for students with disability will direct over $400,000 to improving careers outcomes for students with disability.

Chief Investigator Professor Sarah O’Shea will collaborate with an expert group of researchers1 from the NCSEHE, Curtin University, the University of Wollongong, La Trobe University, the University of Tasmania and Swinburne University of Technology.

The research team will be guided by key stakeholders from relevant bodies including the Australian Disability Clearinghouse on Education and Training (ADCET), Centres for Disability Studies and leaders of University Diversity and Student Equity units.

“This project is an exciting opportunity to draw upon major NCSEHE commissioned research as well as the work of NCSEHE Equity Fellows Tim Pitman and David Eckstein,” Professor O’Shea said.

“While students with disability bring valuable qualities to the workforce, this cohort faces unique challenges which often result in disproportionately poor employment outcomes. This project will identify best practice, based on a national audit of existing CDL programs, which will inform a series of pilot programs to enable students with disability to fulfil their potential.”

  • For more information see:

HearMe Report Launch

Friday, February 12th, 2021

Soundfair is Launching The HearMe Report

What does a world of hearing equality look like and how can we work together to bring it closer?

To commemorate the close of Hearing Awareness Week, on Friday 5 March Soundfair is launching The HearMe Report – a document that centres the lived experiences of people with hearing conditions and identifies ten priority areas for society-wide action.

The report will be launched at midday with support from The Hon Mark Coulton MP and keynote speakers including Suzanne Waldron, and Dr Caitlin Barr.

  • When: 5 March 2021
  • 11am: Welcome
  • 11.15am–11.45am: Art Exhibition
  • Midday–1pm: Speakers
  • 1.15–2.45pm: Networking lunch
  • Where: Crown Melbourne, 8 Whiteman St, Southbank VIC 3006

The Hon Mark Coulton MP is the Minister for Regional Health, Regional Communications and Local Government in Australia’s Federal Coalition Government. He has served in the House of Representatives as the Member for Parkes since 2007.

Suzanne Waldron is a deaf behaviouralist with a Master’s Degree in Coaching and Neuro-Linguistics. Her research focusses on pro-social leadership and the psychological aspects of inner fulfillment through moving significant ideas(beyond self) into action.

Suzanne works with individuals, organisations and influencers to build cohesive relationships in community, government and not for profits.

Dr Barr is an international leader, researcher, and advocate for putting people with hearing conditions at the centre of systemic and societal change. As CEO of Soundfair Australia Ltd and as an honorary senior clinical researcher at the University of Melbourne, Caitlin brings together consumer voice of people living with hearing conditions with clinical and research perspectives for a common cause of catalysing change.

Ultimately, Caitlin is driven to see a society where having a hearing condition poses no barrier to living connected and healthy.

  • Don’t miss out on this fantastic experience of meeting these people and RSVP today! The HearMe Report launch will also be livestreamed, so you can join online too!
  • To find out more about the HearMe Report, speakers and to register for the event, visit the website.

Library Survey – Have Your Say and Win!

Monday, February 8th, 2021

Take the Library Survey and Go Into the Draw to Win a Prize

What do you use Monash University Library for?

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With your help, we can work toward an improved online Library experience.

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