The Disability Confidence website was launched this week, by Federal Parliamentary Secretary for Disabilities, Bill Shorten. The new site was developed by the Australian Employers Network on Disability, to provide businesses with information about the importance and potential of people with disabilities to every aspect of their business, with particular emphasis on employment, and as customers.
Its print publication Opportunity can be downloaded from the website, or ordered in hard copy. The Parliamentary Secretary's media release says:
"Opportunity includes tips on becoming confident about meeting the needs of employees and customers with disability, as well as important statistics, case studies and a checklist of actions businesses can take to make their products and services more accessible.
.....For Australian businesses, people with disability should be seen as a significant market and source of labour, not to mention a large group with spending power which can no longer be ignored."