A good job: easy to include

Cartoon drawing of a woman and a man sitting at desks in an office. The man is sitting in a wheelchair and the woman has a screen magnifier on her computer screenThe video below takes two examples of how employers can easily make simple adjustments to include a person with low vision and another who is a wheelchair user. The video includes the issue of work colleagues being comfortable with people with disability so that they don’t feel socially excluded. While the video looks at two relatively simple situations, it does give the message that including people with disability in the workplace is not as difficult as some might think.

For more on this topic, the not for profit organisation, Australian Network on Disability, specialises in creating “disability confident” workplaces, and has produced the Design for Dignity Guidelines to help business.

You might also be interested in a report on public service workplaces and their attitudes towards people with disability.