ACCAN is acutely aware of the low labour market participation for Australians living with disability. Our research in the area of inclusive information and communications technologies indicates that accessible ICT can overcome many of the barriers to employment faced by people with disability.

Summary: Our submission to the ‘Improving the Employment Participation of People with Disability in Australia’ inquiry makes several recommendations including:

  • adoption of a whole-of-government procurement policy for accessible ICT;
  • adoption of an independent disability equipment program;
  • and implementation of a pilot project to investigate the possibilities of the Global Public Inclusive Infrastructure.

Submitted: Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations Discussion Paper

Status: Submitted

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