Transport supports and encourages the participation of people with a disability in the workforce.
Some of our initiatives in this space include –
- Reducing or eliminating barriers
- Facilitating education and awareness sessions for employees
- The Disability Support Network: providing advice and planning events such as the International Day of People with a Disability
- Helping secure supportive careers for all employees
Stuart Hume, Geospatial Officer Sydney
In 2009 my life changed when I came off my motorbike and damaged my spinal cord. I now have to use a wheelchair to get around. I didn’t think I would be able to find a job that would give me the same fulfilment I had before the accident. Part of my recovery was to take up sport again. I’ve since made it onto the national Paralympic Alpine Ski Team, which requires me to travel for upwards of 15 weeks a year to train and compete. I now have the flexibility to have the time off required to chase my dream of representing Australia, and a workplace that is accessible to the point where I don’t feel like I have a disability. I have to say my job satisfaction is better than before my accident!