Seeking inclusion for all

Inaugural Chair of Disability and Inclusion calls for greater inclusion of people with disabilities.

Bruce Bonyhady talks NDIS

A snapshot of the National Disability Insurance Agency from the recent planning day.

TOBY Playpad engaged

More recognition for PRaDA's life-changing innovation.

Photo showing a demonstration of human mobility

The history of Disability@Deakin

From the establishment of the Training Centre for Teachers of the Deaf at the Rusden State College and the Institute of Special Education and Paramedical Studies at Burwood State College in the early 1970s through to today, Deakin University and its antecedents have a long history of innovation in teaching and research in the field of disability.

During the 1980s, Victoria College, Burwood, offered courses in Disability Studies and Special Education. These courses were known for producing versatile graduates with specialised knowledge in intellectual, visual, physical and hearing disabilities. Deakin University merged with Victoria College in 1992, and continues to offer specialised teaching in these subject areas to this day.

Today, Deakin University conducts innovative research across a broad range of disability related fields including, but not limited to, the areas of health and rehabilitation, assistive technologies, information technology, the built environment, education, social policy, business, the law and the creative arts.

Deakin University is also a leader in supporting its students and staff with disability - the Vera White Disability Resource Centre, established in 1984, was the first of its kind in Victoria - and this tradition is upheld today, making Deakin University an excellent place to study and work for people with disability.

Disability@Deakin presents an opportunity for Deakin University to build on its proud history in the disability field and promote the excellent work that continues in this space to this day.

Deakin University acknowledges the traditional land owners of present campus sites.

30th August 2013