There are many definitions of disability and there are many examples of workplaces where the positive focus on ability provides inclusion for those that may be otherwise considered ‘disabled’.

Modern technology and workplace environments have removed many barriers faced by people with a disability. Now the biggest barrier to a culture that is inclusive of disability is stereotypical assumptions and attitudes.

In Australia, one in five people has some form of disability, and as people live longer this will increase. Disability can occur at any stage, but increases with age. This can have a significant impact on the workplace.


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