Welcome to IncludeAbility

Auslan interpreter with Trudi, one of the IncludeAbility experts featured in the video

IncludeAbility is designed to support:

  • employers who want to create meaningful employment opportunities for people with disability

  • people with disability seeking employment, developing a career or considering self-employment.

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Jobs and Skills Summit 2022

Video of Disability Discrimination Commissioner Dr Ben Gauntlett sharing five key points to increase workforce participation of Australians with disability at the Jobs and Skills Summit on 2 September 2022. 

Why we need IncludeAbility

The employment and economic outcomes for the 4.4 million Australians with disability are concerning.

Almost 1 in 5 people in Australia have a disability.
In 2018 the labour force participation rate for people with disability aged 15-64 years was 53.4%, compared with 84.1% of people the same age without disability
16.5% of adults with disability live in poverty compared to 10.6% of people without a disability
Nearly half (45.2%) of all employed people with disability reported that they had experienced unfair treatment or discrimination due to their disability from their employer in the past 12 months.

Sources: Australian Bureau of Statistics, ACOSS and UNSW Sydney, and Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. Please refer to Factsheet – Disability and employment in Australia.

 

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