Empowering people with disabilities

18 Dec 2018
Healthy Community
Maysa Abouzeid - International Day of People with a Disability speaker

Held on Monday 3 December, the 2018 theme for International Day of People with Disability was ‘Empowering persons with disabilities and ensuring inclusiveness and equality’.

In Manningham, 5% of people report needing help in their day-to-day lives due to disability. We run a host of activities, programs and initiatives that create a more inclusive community.

Maysa Abouzeid is vision impaired and was a panel member at our Inclusion@Work breakfast earlier in the year, which encourages businesses to employ people with a disability in our community. “When a person with a disability enters the workforce and has the opportunity to contribute in a meaningful way, they often take great ownership of the role and treasure the opportunity. If employers can have an open mind and keep the lines of communication open, then a person with a disability can be an asset to their business,” Maysa said.

For more information, visit idpwd's website or visit our metro-access page.

*Source: profile.id.com.au/manningham