Disability & Accessibility

Employing people with disability is not just about “doing the right thing”; it makes good business sense, economically as well as in terms of corporate reputation. 

DCA Research

D&I 101 - Conducting a Diversity Survey

D&I 101: Conducting a Diversity Survey - with speech bubble for different diversity dimensions including Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islnder Peoples, Carers, Disbility, Age, Multicultural including Religion & Gender/LGBTIQ+

DCA's Guide to Conducting a Diversity Survey - How to ask your employees about their diversity.

Inclusion@Work Index 2019-2020

DCA 2019-2020 Inclusion@Work Index - Mapping the state of inclusion in the ustralian workforce

How inclusive are Australian workplaces for a diversity of employees, and how has this changed over time? What impact does inclusion have on performance and wellbeing? The 2019-2020 Inclusion@Work Index surveyed a nationally representative sample of 3,000 Australian workers to find out.

Inclusion@Work Index 2017-2018

Inclusion@Work Index 2017-2018 The State of Inclusion in the Australian Workforce. Sponsored by Suncorp

The DCA-Suncorp Inclusion@Work Index 2017-2018 is a landmark study, providing the first-ever national benchmarks for Australian workplaces in regards to the age, cultural background, disability status, gender, Indigenous background, religion, sexual orientation and gender identity of workers.

WordsAtWork - Building inclusion through the power of language

Words at Work report image

DCA has developed a new Words At Work campaign for workplaces to show how inclusive language can improve workplace culture and drive productivity.

Case Studies

GradAccess

Australian Public Service Commission

GradAccess is a centralised recruitment stream for people with disability into Australian Public Service (APS) graduate programs.

NAB’s Accessibility Action Plan (2017-2018)

People Matter

The 2017 – 2018 AAP lays out NAB’s commitments to its customers, people and community, and was created in consultation with community groups such as the Australian Network on Disability.

News

Ground-breaking research reveals support for inclusion in workplaces is up among one of the most resistant groups

Media releases

DCA's 2019-2020 Inclusion@Work Index shows that support for diversity and inclusion (D&I) is up among men – traditionally the group least likely to strongly support, and one of the groups most likely to oppose such initiatives.

Is it time for Australia to embrace a Bill of Rights to enshrine equality for all?

Media releases

The Hon. Michael Kirby AC CMG delivers Diversity Council Australia’s third Anna McPhee Memorial Oration on Diversity and Inclusion, sponsored by Telstra.

Australians with disability among the most discriminated at work

Media releases

As the world prepares to mark the International Day of People with Disability, some sobering statistics highlight the state of affairs for many organisations in Australia.

Perspectives

Neurodiversity: different not lesser than | Featuring Chris Varney

Chris Varney standing in laneway. Text: Neurodiversity explained.
Q&A

DCA CEO Lisa Annese, spoke with Chris Varney, founder and CEO of the I CAN Network – an organisation that empowers people on the Autism spectrum – to better understand neurodiversity and get his unique perspectives as a leader with autism successfully employing 38 employees with autism.

Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability

Submissions

DCA has made a submission to the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability.

Thinking outside the box

The Art of Inclusion: Thinking outside the box- Neurodiversity and autism at work
Podcasts

What exactly is neurodiversity, and how can we improve workplace design to accommodate it and help neurodiverse employees thrive? Find out on the latest episode of DCA’s podcast.

Coming events

14 Jul 2021

Complex or severe mental illness can include conditions such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, major depression, eating disorders and PTSD, or a combination of these at the same time. At this event, we will learn how organisations can manage complex mental health issues in the workplace and help those experiencing them to live happy and productive working lives.

Webcasts from past events

09 Sep 2020

Adopting an intersectional approach to gender equality helps us understand how other diversity dimensions can overlap with gender to compound disadvantage and discrimination.

Hosted by Gilbert + Tobin
05 Mar 2020

This Diversity Leadership Program event explored the future of accessibility at work.