Federal Member for Flinders, the Hon. Greg Hunt MP, is encouraging employers and people with disability to get involved in AccessAbility Day 2018 during the week of 26 – 30 November.
AccessAbility Day is an Australian Government initiative, connecting employers and people with disability for a day. The initiative aims to increase awareness, understanding and acceptance of people with disability in the workforce.
Mr Hunt said AccessAbility Day is a way for both employers and people with disability to get first-hand, personal experience, without a commitment beyond the day.
“For employers, it’s an opportunity to see the potential of a person with disability in their workplace and for people with disability to gain an insight into a workplace or types of employment and establish valuable contacts,” Minister Hunt said.
“I encourage local businesses and people with disability to take advantage of this opportunity to explore new experiences and possibilities in the workplace and take part in AccessAbility Day.”
People with disability must be registered as looking for work with a Disability Employment Services (DES) provider who will organise an AccessAbility Day placement for people who want to participate. A DES provider can also help employers plan, organise and facilitate AccessAbility Day placements.”
For more information about AccessAbility Day or to register, visit the JobAccess website at www.jobaccess.gov.au/accessabilityday or call 1800 464 800 or contact your local DES provider.