Organisational Inclusion

A key pillar of putting the principle ‘leave no one behind’ into practice is fostering inclusion within organisations. Below are links to practical strategies and resources to increase the participation of people with disability within your organisation.

Resources to build organisational inclusion

There are a wealth of resources and tools available to guide organisations in how to build disability and inclusion more broadly across their organisation in Australia. Here are some key links to create barrier-free and more inclusive workplaces:

  • Victorian Public Service Commission Disability Employment Toolkit for Workplace Accessibility. The Disability Employment Toolkit is a practical guide how to create an inclusive and respectful workplace for people with disability.
  • ‘How to be disability inclusive’ from the Disability Advocacy Resource Unit  
  • Australia Disability Network is an employer-driven organisation with the specific purpose of advancing the quitable inclusion of people with disability. 
  • Getting to Work: Victorian Public Sector Disability Action Plan is designed to tackle employment barriers such as attitudes and behaviour, job design, inaccessible work environments and lack of ongoing workplace development and support. It provides practical strategies, based on local and international best practice.
  • Jobs Victoria delivers programs for people looking for work and for employers looking for workers.
  • Media Access Australia is an independent not-for-profit organisation dedicated to increasing web and digital accessibility for people with disability by providing information and specialist expertise.
  • Heads Up campaign: Mentally Healthy Workplace Alliance is a national approach by business, community and government to encourage Australian workplaces to become mentally healthy. It has partnered with beyondblue on the rollout of the national Heads Up campaign to create mentally healthy workplaces.
  • JobAccess is a free one-stop shop for advice and support on workplace adjustments and employment for people with disability. It also offers expert advice on managing mental health in the workplace and can connect employers and people with disability to their local Disability Employment Service (DES).
  • Employment Assistance Fund helps employers and people with disability achieve accessible workplaces through financial help for suitable equipment and workplace adjustments.
  • Video Making for All – A toolkit for making videos that include people with disabilities – this toolkit from End the Cycle sets out their methodology based on a rights and strengths-based approach to amplifying the voices of people with disabilities in developing countries. It shows how to broadly apply human rights principles to the different phases of making a video. 

Organisational Assessment tool

This tool was developed by CBM  Australia with ANCP Partner Organisations to support development organisations to capture a ‘snap shot’ of how they are engaging with disability inclusion, to assess what areas need further work, and to assist action planning. If used periodically, it can assist in tracking progress over time.

Download the tool here or visit the CBM Australia resources page.

Practitioner Interest Forum – April 2019

ADDC hosted a Practitioner Interest Forum on ‘Building Organistional Inclusion’ in April 2019. 

The agenda from the Forum is available: Agenda – PIF Org Inclusion – 11th April – for participants.

The PowerPoint presentations from the Forum are available to download here:

Interested in joining the Disability Focal Point network?

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