Tips for making your NGO disability inclusive

What can global development employers do to make their workplace more disability inclusive? Photo by: George Hodan

MELBOURNE, Australia — Leading by example is key to overcoming the cultural, social and economic barriers facing people with disability globally — especially in developing countries.

Jane Edge, chief executive officer of CBM Australia, said NGOs can progress that agenda by being an attractive employer to people with a disability. She discussed with Devex her five tips for making NGOs disability inclusive.

1. The recruitment process needs to target people with disability.

Encouraging people with a disability to apply for a position is an important first step. But sometimes, traditional recruitment and advertising channels may not reach people with a disability or appear open to their application.

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    Lisa Cornish

    Lisa Cornish is a Devex Reporter based in Canberra, where she focuses on the Australian aid community. Lisa formerly worked with News Corp Australia as a data journalist for the national network and was published throughout Australia in major metropolitan and regional newspapers, including the Daily Telegraph in Melbourne, Herald Sun in Melbourne, Courier-Mail in Brisbane, and online through Lisa additionally consults with Australian government providing data analytics, reporting and visualization services. Lisa was awarded the 2014 Journalist of the Year by the New South Wales Institute of Surveyors.