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25 disability groups sign joint statement to increase disability employment

Wed, 11 Apr 2018, 05:40 PM

Disability Employment Australia alongside 24 disability organisations push for all government workplaces to be accessible for people with disabilities has been heard.

Led by Vision Australia, the joint statement has led to positive feedback from the Digital Transformation Agency (DTA) who has pledged to promote and closely monitor accessibility guidelines.

The joint statement outlines details how procuring accessible information and communications technology (ICT) can help increase the disability employment rate within the Australian Public Service (APS). It specifically urges for the Australian Standard for the procurement of accessible information and communications technology (ICT) to be enforce, promoted and monitored within the APS.

While the hard work to make this a reality has only just begun, this news is a step in the right direction.

Any progress on the campaign to ensure accessible ICT is procured by all government departments and agencies will be posted on the Vision Australia website

Signatories:

1.       Action on Disability within Ethnic Communities Inc.

2.       Australian Blindness Forum

3.       Australian Communications Consumer Action Network

4.       Australian Federation of Disability Organisations

5.       Blind Citizen’s Australia

6.       Disability Employment Australia

7.       Disabled People’s Organisations Australia

8.       House with No Steps

9.       Life Without Barriers

10.     Macular Disease Foundation Australia.

11.     National Disability Services

12.     Queensland Braille Writing Association  

13.     Regional Disability Advocacy Service

14.     Retina Australia

15.     Royal Society for the Blind

16.     The Tipping Foundation

17.     Uniting Victoria Tasmania

18.     Victorian Advocacy League for Individuals with Disability

19.     VisAbility

20.     Vision Australia

21.     Vision 2020 Australia

22.     Women with Disabilities Victoria

23.     Yooralla

24.     Youth Affairs Council Victoria

25.     Youth Disability Advocacy Service

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