ABC News: Employers fear the cost of making workplaces accessible. Turns out it's mostly free

By Rise
16 May 2022
As workplaces strive for inclusivity, ABC News outlines some of the misconceptions of making workplaces accessible in the article below. We’re proud of the Employment Buddy Program at Rise that offers young people with disability the opportunity to develop skills and gain work experience.

Article from ABC News:

Nathan Basha didn't let his disability prevent him from getting his dream job at a Sydney radio station.
"I might have Down syndrome, but that is not who I am," he said.

With a passion to work somewhere that embraced his interest in film, music and celebrities, Mr Basha said it was his supportive mum who asked him "how do we make this happen?"

Mr Basha has now been with NOVA FM for more than 12 years as a highly valued member of the team.
While the government tries to develop strategies to improve opportunities for people with disabilities, less than half are in employment, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics' most recent data.

The unemployment rate remains above 10 per cent, more than double the rate for people without disabilities.

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