AccessAbility Day provides an opportunity for employers and people with disability to connect and experience what each has to offer.
Employers get to experience what benefits a person or people with disability can contribute to the workplace; and people with disability get to see what is involved in a particular job.
Employment offers many personal, social and economic benefits. It not only provides security and independence, but expands our social networks, gives us a sense of responsibility and self-worth and enables us to more fully contribute to society.
However, despite having great talents and skills to offer, many people with disability find it difficult to get work. One in five Australians live with a disability, however the employment rate for people with disability is almost half compared to Australians without a disability.
Working together, we can change this.