Employment Symposium hosted by Blind Citizens Australia (BCA)

Employment Symposium hosted by Blind Citizens Australia (BCA)

Who should attend BCA’s Employment Symposium

Employment Symposium is designed for businesses, organisations, and government departments who are keen to make their workplace more accessible and inclusive. We encourage management and HR staff to attend this event, as well as IT staff who would benefit from learning about assistive technology.

Anyone who wants to explore how to employ someone who is blind or vision impaired and learn more about how to make their workplace more accessible and inclusive, including:

  • Chief Executive Officers (CEOs)
  • HR staff
  • Management
  • Recruitment professionals
  • Diversity & Inclusion leaders
  • Employers and their representatives
  • IT staff interested in accessibility

Program and speakers

By attending BCA’s Employment Symposium, you will:

  • Develop a better understanding of how to enhance organisational diversity and inclusion
  • Be provided with the facts about cost, productivity and safety
  • Hear from employers and managers about their experiences hiring staff who are blind or vision impaired
  • Have an opportunity to network with other businesses, organisations and government attendees committed to strong diversity and inclusion practises
  • Hear from employees who are blind or vision impaired about what assistive technology and accessibility adjustments they use in the workplace
  • Hear about our successful Internship Program that is increasing employment opportunities for people living with vision loss.

Our speakers include:

  • Keynote Speaker: Graeme Innes AM

Graeme Innes AM is a lawyer, mediator and company director, and was Australia’s Disability Discrimination Commissioner from December 2005 to July 2014.

  • JobAccess

Created by the Australian Government, JobAccess brings together the information and resources that can ‘drive disability employment’. JobAccess is the national hub for workplace and employment information for people with disability, employers, and service providers.

  • Guide Dogs NSW/ACT

Guide Dogs NSW/ACT is one of the leading providers of Guide Dogs and Orientation & Mobility services in NSW/ACT that enable people who are blind or vision impaired to get around their communities safely and independently.

  • BCA staff and members who are blind or vision impaired about what assistive technology and accessibility adjustments they use in the workplace

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