Boosting employment of people with disability

Published 21st November, 2016 in Family & Community Services

This year's Don’t DIS My ABILITY campaign celebrates people with disability who have overcome barriers to reach meaningful jobs.

The ‘I Can, I Am’ video campaign brings to life the employment stories of four people. The videos provide an inside view to their individual experiences in the workplace and about the work that inspires them. They illustrate that no matter what the circumstances, with the right support, a person with disability can be the right person for the job.

The campaign, which will runs until 11 December 2016 and is timed to celebrate International Day of People with Disability on 3 December 2016, aims to:

  • boost the employment of people with disability
  • inspire and build confidence in people with disability to find employment
  • challenge the public to re-evaluate their attitudes towards the employment of people with disability.

Disability Services Minister John Ajaka said the 2016 Don’t DIS my ABILITY campaign seeks to mobilise and inspire people with disability, and the broader community, by highlighting the career successes of people with disability.

“The evidence and statistics are absolutely clear – employment is a significant, persistent issue for people with disability,” Mr Ajaka said.

Boosting employment of people with disability and making NSW more inclusive are key priorities of the NSW Disability Inclusion Act 2014 and the NSW Disability Inclusion Plan.

Learn more about employment options for job seekers and employers

Published 21st November, 2016 in Family & Community Services