Disability Action Week

Disability Action Week is currently underway, culminating in the United Nations’ International Day of People with Disabilities on Saturday December 3rd.

The UN theme for this year is: “Transformative solutions for inclusive development: the role of innovation in fuelling an accessible and equitable world”. Please see the United Nations official link – https://www.un.org/development/desa/dspd/2022/10/international-day-of-persons-with-disabilities-2022/

The Qld Government have adopted the theme: Workforce Diversity – open up to opportunity. More information can be found here: https://www.qld.gov.au/disability/community/awards-events/disability-action-week

Link Vision Ltd, via the Blind Australian of the Year Awards, is proud to have implemented the Employer of Choice Award, focussing on the transformative impact of employing people with lived experience of disability. It is important to remember that this is not just transformative for those living with disability but the impacts are significant, positive and benefit the organisation and ALL its employees, the broader Australian workforce and the communities that make up our society.

The inaugural Employer of Choice Award winner is The Blind Chef Café & Dessert Bar, located in Penrith, NSW. https://the-blind-chef-cafe-dessert-bar.myshopify.com/ Be inspired, but more importantly educated, by the story shared by the our inaugural Employer of Choice, the Blind Chef himself, Craig Shanahan.

To all the Link Vision Ltd members, our valued Blind Australian of the Year Award Sponsors, and our community of volunteers, supporters and neighbours – thank you for continuing to support the full inclusion of people who live with low and no vision. We invite you to continue to have conversations within your own networks… to encourage business and corporate leaders to actively seek to employ people with a lived experience of disability… to start your list of potential nominees for the Employer of Choice Award 2023, when the Blind Australian of the Year Awards open again for nominations in 2023!

For more information, contact Marie Bampton, Community Engagement & Communications Manager: marie@linkvision.org.au

Pictured: Craig Shanahan – The Blind Chef Café & Dessert Bar,

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