Creating an accessible workplace

Supporting employees with a disability.
  • Help the employee understand and learn about the organisation by providing the tools and resources they need to be successful in their role.

  • Describe the formal and informal requirements of the job.

  • Introduce the person to co-workers. Encourage others to include the person but don’t force relationships.

  • Be sensitive to limitations but don’t lower traditional performance standards.

  • Provide the same encouragement and feedback as you would to other employees and offer constructive feedback. The person may offer alternative strategies for dealing with difficulties.

  • Use language that can be understood.

  • Encourage career development and training opportunities just as you would with other employees.

  • Arrange relevant training for staff to be more aware of disability issues and how to best accommodate a person’s needs.

Page last updated: Friday, 20 December 2019