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Accessible Public Transport Review

March 29th, 2022 by tperry

Disability Standards for Accessible Public Transport – Have Your Say!

Did you know that one in 6 people aged 15 years and over with disability have difficulty using public transport?

A package of reforms are being proposed to reform the Transport Standards to improve public transport accessibility across Australia for people with disability.

People with disability, carers, advocacy groups, the transport industry and government are being encouraged to provide feedback on the proposed reforms.

Access to Public Transport

Access to public transport is critical for people to fully participate in the community and the economy. It enables people to travel to work or study, connects them to family, friends and their community and provides access to services such as healthcare and education.

The challenges people with disability may face when using public transport can include:

  • lack of access to physical infrastructure
  • difficulty in accessing information suitable to their needs
  • challenges with safely navigating a successful public transport journey.

The Disability Standards for Accessible Public Transport 2002 (Transport Standards) provide certainty to providers and operators of public transport services about their responsibilities under the Disability Discrimination Act 1992 DDA.

The Standards are in place to ensure a person with disability is afforded equitable access, service and safety levels, and to remove discrimination.

Have your say by phone, online and through in-person discussion groups by 9 August.

How Businesses Can Lead on Disability Employment

March 25th, 2022 by tperry

JobAccess Webinar – How Australian Businesses Can Take the Lead on Disability Employment

More than 113,000 Australians with disability are currently unemployed and looking to work*.

Is your organisation ready to employ their skills?

Australian businesses are at risk of missing out on the potential of disability employment due to the lack of exposure, low awareness and limited knowledge about the supports available.

A recent JobAccess survey found that 7 in 10 people have not heard of workplace adjustments, which can be a powerful asset to build a truly inclusive and accessible workplace.

Join the JobAccess free 35-min webinar where they will discuss how employers can tap into workplace adjustments to attract, employ and retain people with disability.

You will have the opportunity to:

  • Gather insights from JobAccess’ national survey on the general awareness of disability and workplace adjustments.
  • Hear first-hand from large organisations and self-employed people with disability on the impact JobAccess has made in their workplace.
  • Learn about the wide range of free supports available to assist employers and people with disability at work.

Webinar Details

Time: 11.30 am to 12.05 pm AEDT
11.00 am to 11.35 am ACDT
10.30 am to 11:05 am AEST
10.00 am to 10.35 am ACST
08.30 am to 09.05 am AWST

  • RSVP by:  Monday, 28 March 2022
  • Access: Live captioning is available for this event. You will be asked to provide any access requirements during the registration process.

    For more information or if you have any questions or require assistance, please contact JobAccess at JobAccess@workfocus.com.

Stepping Into Winter 2022

March 25th, 2022 by tperry

Stepping Into Winter 2022 Applications Extended

Stepping Into Winter 2022 applications have been extended to midnight, Sunday 10th April.

There is a wide mix of organisations across the country participating in AND’s Winter Stepping Into program this year.

Some of the roles are even open to all degrees and disciplines. International students are welcome to apply too.

Free Information Session Monday 28th March 2022

Join AND at the very last free online information session next Monday for an overview of the program.

They’ll take you through:

  • how the program works
  • the application process
  • plus any questions you have about the program.

Event details:

Contact AND’s team on 1300 36 36 45 or applications@and.org.au if you require accessibility adjustments.

Tertiary Access for Blind or Vision Impaired

March 25th, 2022 by tperry

Guidelines – Online Tertiary Access for Students and Staff who are Blind or Vision Impaired

Increasingly there are demands on educators to integrate technology into tertiary education and training.

However the technology must be both accessible and inclusive to create equitable learning experiences.

Learners, educators and other professional staff who are blind or vision impaired and studying or working in the tertiary sector in Australia often experience a range of barriers, particularly when the learning is provided online.

Online Resource

This online resource has been produced by the Australian Disability Clearinghouse on Education and Training (ADCET) in partnership with the National Disability Coordination Officer Program (NDCO) program and Blind Citizens Australia (BCA).

The development of these Guidelines was funded by the Australian Government Department of Education, Skills and Employment. Released March 2022

Respect. Now. Always. Week

February 25th, 2022 by tperry

Respect. Now. Always. Week – For me. For us. For everyone.

The Respect. Now. Always… for me, for us, for everyone (RNA) week will be running from Monday 7th March to Friday 11th March.

The focus of this week is to foster conversations about respect relationships on a personal, interpersonal and community level amongst Monash staff and students.

Being at University can feel pretty overwhelming and challenging at times. One thing you can be certain of is that you should always feel respected.

During Respect. Now. Always. Week, Monash will be hosting a range of events that aim to foster respect on a personal, interpersonal and community level.

Plus, there will be free food and merchandise giveaways! 

To find out more, head to the RNA week website.

#ChangeIt #RespectAtMonash

Disability Jobs Connect

February 24th, 2022 by tperry

Connecting Candidates with a Disability to Meaningful Study and Work Opportunities

This is a joint initiative between National Disability Services in WA and Studium.

The initiative was developed to help people with a disability overcome the challenges of gaining employment and allow proactive employers find the right candidate for their business.

On Studium, there are no job ads or applications.

Candidates simply create a free Studium profile and can be found immediately by employers using keywords and search filters.  

Key benefits of the Disability Jobs Connect Initiative

  • University students with a disability can be found by employers based on their unique skills, attributes, values, education, qualifications and previous experience. They are empowered to share information about their disability if, and when, they want to.  
  • Studium already has over 480 employers searching for candidates, with more expected to be onboarded when the project is launched in the coming months.
  • Studium’s strong partnerships with high schools allows universities to identify students with a disability earlier than ever before and support them as they make their transition to tertiary education. 

Most of the current roles are in WA, but there are plans to expand to the east coast. For more information about this initiative, please see the attached flyer.

Unheard Stories

February 21st, 2022 by tperry

The Unheard Stories Film Festival

Premiering for World Hearing Day at Classic Cinemas 9 Gordon St, Elsternwick, Victoria, and travelling around Australia, this unique film festival spotlights Deaf and hard of hearing storytellers to explore and celebrate the diversity of lived experience.

Hear Me Out (run time 9 minutes)

This documentary focuses on the experiences of Sue Walters and Jackson Tait.

The narrative explains how Sue and Jackson came to have cochlear implants and features a short interview with Prof Bill Gibson.

  • Hear Me Out was a winner at the London Independent Film Awards 2021.

Deafying Gravity (run time 14 minutes)

Deaf queer aerial performer Katia Schwartz reflects on life, identity and her extraordinary career in this compelling documentary short from emerging Deaf filmmaker Samuel Martin (Sam I Am).

Deafying Gravity premiered at the Sydney Film Festival in 2021, this is the first time it has had national screenings.

Amplify This! (run time 16 minutes)

Showcasing the diversity of lived experience by spotlighting individual stories, this short documentary by Soundfair explores the issues of identity, access and belonging for people who are Deaf and people who have hearing loss.

  • This is a world premiere and exclusive cinema release.

We Hear You (run time 40 minutes)

We Hear You depicts the stigmas and challenges of living with hearing loss.

Executive produced by three women with hearing loss, the documentary was conceived, filmed and directed across two continents, all during the COVID-19 pandemic.

We Hear You was a winner at the Cannes World Film Festival 2021, this is an Australian premiere.

  • Tickets for the premiere are on sale now and future screening dates will be announced soon.
  • Find out more at: http://soundfair.org.au/unheard-stories/

MSA Volunteering

February 21st, 2022 by tperry

MSA Volunteering – Apply now!

MSA Volunteering has over 50 volunteer on-campus and virtual programs.

MSA’s opportunities can assist you with professional and personal development while having fun, meeting new people and having some time away from your studies.

Their volunteers receive training, certificates and MSA Gift Vouchers for their support.

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Library Job Opportunity

February 17th, 2022 by tperry

Monash Library is Recruiting Now!

The Monash University Library is currently recruiting for HEW 3 casuals to work across all their campuses.

It’s a great opportunity for students looking for casual employment.

Marketing and Communication Role

February 15th, 2022 by tperry

ADCET Marketing and Communications Officer Role – Apply Now!

ADCET Marketing and Communications Officer

  • Fixed term, part time position for 4 months.
  • Based in Hobart or Launceston, with flexible work arrangements considered, including working remotely.
  • Create communication content and visual communication on behalf of ADCET.

The Opportunity

ADCET is a component of the Higher Education Disability Support Program, and aims to facilitate equitable access to education and training for people with disability by providing information and resources to support disability practitioners, academic staff, teachers and students with disability in the post-secondary education and training sector.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Oversee the development, implementation, and evaluation of the ADCET and Disability Awareness brand and marketing strategy
  • Content creation, including graphics design.
  • Create and manage the social media channels including LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram across the different programs and projects managed by ADCET.
  • Management of Facebook and LinkedIn Advertising.
  • Production of print and online publications.
  • Search Engine Optimisation (SEO).
  • Podcast editing and publishing to podcast channels.

Your Application

To be successful in the role, your application will need to demonstrate;

  • Completion of a tertiary qualification in marketing and communications or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and or education and training.
  • Ability to drive and deliver marketing and communications to meet ADCET’s strategic objectives.
  • Extensive knowledge in applications such as Adobe Creative Suite, Buzzsprout and Mailchimp.
  • Working knowledge of Facebook Business/Ads Manager and LinkedIn Campaign Manager and sound knowledge in SEO.
  • Extensive experience in creating accessible Word documents, Excel workbooks, PowerPoint presentations and Outlook emails and optimising for accessibility.
  • Training or accreditation in accessibility and/or related practices including Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.1).
  • Experience in working with content management systems (CMS).

Remuneration

Appointment to this role will be at HEO 5 and will have a total remuneration package of up to $92,538 comprising base salary within the range of $70,822 to $79,092 plus 17% superannuation.

COVID-19 Update:

The University of Tasmania recognises that this is critical for the workforce at the University to protect the safety of our workforce and vulnerable Tasmanians.

Applicants for this role must be prepared to provide evidence of Covid-19 vaccination as a condition of employment.

How to Apply

  • To apply online, please provide your CV and 1-2-page cover letter outlining your interest in the role, skills, capabilities and experience.  You do not need to separately address the success criteria.
  • For further information about this position, please contact Jane Hawkeswood, ADCET Project Officer, Jane.Hawkeswood@utas.edu.au or (03) 6324 3615.
  • Please visit https://www.utas.edu.au/jobs/applying for our guide to applying and details on the recruitment process.

Applications close Tuesday, 1 March 2022, 11.55pm