Disability Action Plan

The Disability Action Plan was developed through consultation with staff and students and was endorsed by Council in December 2022.

The purpose of the actions outlined in this Plan is to communicate the University of Waikato’s commitment to improving participation and achievement in tertiary education for disabled students who as people with diverse identities and experiences are a key part of the diverse student group at Te Whare Wānanga o Waikato. This journey will include the wider staff and student body through the promotion of universal design principles and the promotion of equity and inclusion across the life of the University.

The Disability Action Plan supports and aligns to the University Strategy, Te Tiriti o Waitangi me te Whare Wānanga o Waikato -The Treaty of Waitangi and the University of Waikato statement, Academic Plan, Research Plan, Māori Advancement Plan and the Pacific Strategic Plan.

The Plan commits the University to working collaboratively with disabled students to realise their rights to education at Te Whare Wānanga o Waikato – The University of Waikato, to meet obligations outlined in international and domestic laws, domestic policies and all University principles that speak to inclusion.

Read the full Disability Action Plan 2023-2025 in pdf or Word.

Read the staff and student consultation report (pdf or Word) on the Disability Action Plan 2023-2025.


Objective 1Be an inclusive, safe and welcoming University
Objective 2Create barrier free access to our campuses
Objective 3Be an inclusive teaching and learning environment
Objective 4Increase learner engagement in University life
Objective 5Progress work on policies that impact disabled learners