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.