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Blind job seeker: 'they just can’t look past the disability'

Blind job seeker: 'they just can’t look past the disability' | Australian Disability Enterprise and Disability Employment Stories | Scoop.it
RACHAEL Berka has spent five years looking for a chance to prove herself capable in a job despite her blindness.
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Private training colleges target the homeless, disabled

Private training colleges target the homeless, disabled | Australian Disability Enterprise and Disability Employment Stories | Scoop.it
Unscrupulous training colleges target the homeless and people with disabilities to secure government funds.
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Something that needs to be dealt with very quickly.

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NDIS is making a big difference

NDIS is making  a big difference | Australian Disability Enterprise and Disability Employment Stories | Scoop.it
FOUR-YEAR-OLD Joe Banks has been able to communicate for the first time after receiving a computer that tracks his eye movements through the National Disability Insurance Scheme.
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A wonderful outcome of NDIS funding support

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It’s Time Business Played its Part in Disability Employment | Pro Bono Australia

It’s Time Business Played its Part in Disability Employment | Pro Bono Australia | Australian Disability Enterprise and Disability Employment Stories | Scoop.it
Even with the current government incentives and employee support programs in place, the private sector remains hesitant to give people with disability a chance to live and thrive as a participating member of the community, writes Achieve Australia CEO Anne Bryce.
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The USA has had a National Disability Employment Awareness Month for decades isn't it time we had something similar in Australia

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Greenacres' viability threatened by wage case - Illawarra Mercury

Greenacres' viability threatened by wage case - Illawarra Mercury | Australian Disability Enterprise and Disability Employment Stories | Scoop.it
Greenacres' viability threatened by wage case Illawarra Mercury The Health Services Union and United Voice will lodge an application in the Fair Work Commission today seeking to have all wage assessment tools removed from Australian Disability...
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AM - Disability advocates call for more jobs if pension is restricted 09/05/2014

AM - Disability advocates call for more jobs if pension is restricted 09/05/2014 | Australian Disability Enterprise and Disability Employment Stories | Scoop.it
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Parents say NDIS failing to deliver

Parents say NDIS failing to deliver | Australian Disability Enterprise and Disability Employment Stories | Scoop.it
“Parents of disabled children say the NDIS is failing to deliver promises and is leaving them confused.”
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Why this travel company wants to bring you off the beaten path ...

Why this travel company wants to bring you off the beaten path ... | Australian Disability Enterprise and Disability Employment Stories | Scoop.it
In partnership with the National University of Singapore, DBS is a proud supporter of the Social Venture Challenge, an Asia-wide competition for social enterprises. The Tourism Authority of Thailand reports that over 26 million ...
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Aston Villa build on Enterprise Academy success

Aston Villa build on Enterprise Academy success | Australian Disability Enterprise and Disability Employment Stories | Scoop.it
Aston Villa build on Enterprise Academy success: Project encourages youngsters to put social enterprise ideas ... http://t.co/M3t4t40jrW
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Focus on Disability: Great design has universal appeal - SciDev.Net (blog)

Focus on Disability: Great design has universal appeal - SciDev.Net (blog) | Australian Disability Enterprise and Disability Employment Stories | Scoop.it
Focus on Disability: Great design has universal appeal
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A new watch — the Bradley Timepiece — designed for blind people has been nominated for a Design of the Year award at the Design Museum, United Kingdom.
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A spin off benefit of this universal design approach to disability aids is that it has the potential to lower the costs for persons in need of disability aids through greater production volume efficiencies .. Would you support products like these :

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Is celebrity involvement with social enterprise a good thing?

Is celebrity involvement with social enterprise a good thing? | Australian Disability Enterprise and Disability Employment Stories | Scoop.it
Lily Cole, Hugh Jackman and Emma Watson are all joining the sector, but not everyone is excited about celebrity endorsements (Is celebrity involvement with social enterprise a good thing?
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Supported Workforce - Employment for People with disabilities - Telstra Community - YouTube

Visit the Supported Workforce page: http://www.telstra.com.au/disability Telstra's Supported Workforce Program is a socially inclusive, commercially sound an...
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Packforce - YouTube

Packforce is a social enterprise that has been providing reliable, cost-effective assembly and packaging services for over 50 years. Packforce has grown into...
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Higher Pay? Some Disabled Say No, Thanks, as U.S. Forces It

Higher Pay? Some Disabled Say No, Thanks, as U.S. Forces It | Australian Disability Enterprise and Disability Employment Stories | Scoop.it
Luke Grossman makes $6 an hour and he’s proud of it. At the YMCA in Norfolk, Virginia, where he washes towels, the boss is nice and the coffee’s free.
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Federal lifeline sought for Adelaide recycler Aspitech - Yahoo!7 News

Federal lifeline sought for Adelaide recycler Aspitech - Yahoo!7 News | Australian Disability Enterprise and Disability Employment Stories | Scoop.it
A new contract has been found for Adelaide e-waste recycling company Aspitech, saving the jobs of 140 workers.
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Great to see some support for this enterprise that creates so many employment opportunities for persons with disability

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From policy to reality: Supporting Australians with a disability to volunteer ... - Devex

From policy to reality: Supporting Australians with a disability to volunteer ... - Devex | Australian Disability Enterprise and Disability Employment Stories | Scoop.it
From policy to reality: Supporting Australians with a disability to volunteer ...
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A great volunteer program initiative 

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We're damned by discrimination, not the DSP

We're damned by discrimination, not the DSP | Australian Disability Enterprise and Disability Employment Stories | Scoop.it
Making the Disability Support Pension harder to get isn't going to entice people with disabilities into the workforce. We're already enticed. Some of us are desperate to work.
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Disabled students may sue for discrimination over TAFE reforms

Disabled students may sue for discrimination over TAFE reforms | Australian Disability Enterprise and Disability Employment Stories | Scoop.it
The Education Department will face legal action for discrimination if deaf and disabled students are unable to attend TAFE because of cuts to Auslan interpreters and notetakers, disability groups have warned.
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Another negative result of the funding cuts to the TAFE system

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Telstra targets disabled with Google Glass apps

Telstra targets disabled with Google Glass apps | Australian Disability Enterprise and Disability Employment Stories | Scoop.it
With Google Glass, 31-year-old Kelly Schulz, 97 per cent blind since birth, is given a glimpse of what's in front of her.
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Definite potential applications across a whole range of areas including disability employment and accessible tourism.

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Disability Employment: It Starts With You

Disability Employment: It Starts With You | Australian Disability Enterprise and Disability Employment Stories | Scoop.it
“A recent Special Olympics survey, National Snapshot of Adults with Intellectual Disabilities in the Labor Force, reveals that only 44% of adults with intellectual disabilities are in the labor force.”
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Send a positive social message about your firm with your next hiring decision. There are tons of great candidates just waiting for an opportunity.

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BBC - BBC News appoints Disability Correspondent - Media centre

BBC - BBC News appoints Disability Correspondent - Media centre | Australian Disability Enterprise and Disability Employment Stories | Scoop.it
Core Corporate Framework Application (BBC News has announced the appointment of @FoxNikkiFox to the new role of Disability Correspondent http://t.co/1EdNWeSOw7)...
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Perhaps the ABC could do something similar.

No shortage of great stories to be told.

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Making a connection: Blount County man sees bright future despite disability - Maryville Daily Times

Making a connection: Blount County man sees bright future despite disability - Maryville Daily Times | Australian Disability Enterprise and Disability Employment Stories | Scoop.it
Making a connection: Blount County man sees bright future despite disability
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... device help Danny Gonsalves move from place to place and interact with other people.
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An impressive  approach to making a difference in the lives of  others.

No profit motive here. Just a desire to help others with a disability


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9 Simple Tips for Making Your Website Disability-Friendly - Mashable

9 Simple Tips for Making Your Website Disability-Friendly - Mashable | Australian Disability Enterprise and Disability Employment Stories | Scoop.it
9 Simple Tips for Making Your Website Disability-Friendly Mashable "This sounds pretty obvious, but understanding the problems people with disabilities face on the web is the key to building an accessible product," he says in an email interview...
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West Australian Disability Enterprises (WADE) Introduction - YouTube

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Take a Look at Waverley Industries - YouTube

Waverley Industries is a 'not-for-profit' Australian Disability Enterprise, providing job opportunities and supported employment for around 250 people with d...
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