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

[email protected] Index 2021-2022

The 2021-2022 [email protected] Index maps the state of inclusion in Australian organisations and provides the Australian business case for inclusion.

D&I 101 - Collecting Diversity Data

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.

[email protected] 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 [email protected] Index surveyed a nationally representative sample of 3,000 Australian workers to find out.

[email protected] Index 2017-2018

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

The DCA-Suncorp [email protected] 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

Improving workforce disability and accessibility at Queensland Department of Education

Case Study

See how Queensland Department of Education implemented a suite of initiatives on workforce disability and accessibility to drive improved employment outcomes.

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 [email protected] 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

Mythbusting Accessibility

Blog

Dr Manisha Amin, CEO of Centre for Inclusive Design, gets us thinking about how we can make the world more accessible.

‘D&I means nothing if you don’t have people with disabilities among your employees’

Blog

Are you accessible as a workplace? If not, why not? Read more to get up to speed.

Coming events

08 Dec 2022

Are Australian businesses learning the lessons from COVID-19 and doing more to build accessible and inclusive workplaces for people with disability?

Following the International Day of People with Disability, this event will look at the inclusion experiences of people with disability, and what more can be done to build inclusive workplaces as well as attract, retain and progress employees with disability.

Webcasts from past events

08 Sep 2022

To date there is very little research in Australia on workplace inclusion for culturally and racially marginalised people with disability. However, we know that race and ethnicity intersect with disability to amplify people's lived experiences of discrimination, and to lower workplace participation and inclusion.

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.