5 TIPS FOR WORK­ING WITH PEO­PLE WITH DIS­ABIL­I­TIES

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KNOW THE AD­VAN­TAGES Re­search shows peo­ple with dis­abil­i­ties take fewer days off, take less sick leave and stay in jobs for longer than other work­ers. They also have fewer ac­ci­dents and com­pen­sa­tion in­ci­dents.

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MAKE WORK AC­CES­SI­BLE En­sure the phys­i­cal work space is ac­ces­si­ble for peo­ple of all abil­i­ties. This may in­clude wheel­chair-friendly bath­rooms, car parks and desks, and adding braille to sig­nage.

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DO NOT DIS­CRIM­I­NATE

It is il­le­gal to dis­ad­van­tage an em­ployee or job­seeker be­cause of their dis­abil­ity. Un­der­stand your rights and re­spon­si­bil­i­ties via the Aus­tralian Hu­man Rights Com­mis­sion web­site hu­man­rights.gov.au

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DO NOT AS­SUME

Some peo­ple wrongly as­sume peo­ple with a dis­abil­ity can­not han­dle the same work­load as an­other. Fo­cus on skills, ex­pe­ri­ence and unique per­spec­tive they bring to the team.

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RECOG­NISE

De­cem­ber 3 is In­ter­na­tional Day of Peo­ple with Dis­abil­ity, cel­e­brat­ing the achieve­ments of peo­ple with a dis­abil­ity and aims to raise aware­ness and ac­cep­tance of all peo­ple.

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