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Support for Staff

The University of Otago recognises the importance of creating an environment where staff feel comfortable and safe to talk about their disability. The University will make reasonable accommodation to meet employees' needs and to enable equal participation of people with disabilities.

Contact the Occupational Health Nurse if you wish to discuss your situation.

Accessibility at Otago

Campus Design for Access and Mobility Policy

The purpose of this Policy is to ensure that, where practicable, all University of Otago buildings, grounds, walkways and car parks are accessible to students, staff and visitors with disabilities.

Find the Campus Design for Access and Mobility Policy

Mobility parking

There are a number of dedicated mobility car parks across the Dunedin campus. These parks are available for University of Otago Mobility Parking permit holders only and administered by the Disability Information and Support Office.

Find out more about university mobility parks
Download the University Parking Policy
Find out more about the Dunedin City Council Mobility Parking Scheme

Professional development

The University offers courses to enable staff to better understand barriers that people can face within working environment and to think about ways in which we can make the University more inclusive and supportive.

Find out more/book in to the course 'Creating an Inclusive Environment: Disability Awareness'

Health and Safety

The University of Otago is committed to providing a safe and healthy place of work for staff, students and visitors.

Find out more about Health and Safety at the University of Otago

Resources: Creating an inclusive workplace

Employment NZ, the Ministry of Social Development and the Office for Disability Issues offer useful resources and information for managers and colleagues of people with disabilities, such as disability definitions and etiquette, accommodation, support, hiring and retention.

Find out more on the Employment New Zealand website
Find out more on the Ministry of Social Development website
Find out more on the Office for Disability Issues website

Key contacts

Denise Lindsay
Head of Organisational Development

+64 3 479 5431

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