Congratulations to the following members and allies recognised for their outstanding achievements in accessibility and inclusion of people with disability in 2019.
ACT Chief Minister’s Inclusion Awards 2019
Inclusion in Private Sector Employment
This award recognises a business, organisation or individual within the private sector that has provided inclusive and innovative employment practices.
Finalist: Commonwealth Bank
Inclusion in Public Sector Employment
This award recognises an organisation, team or individual within the public sector that has provided inclusive and innovative employment practices.
- Australian Bureau of Statistics
- Department of Agriculture
- Department of Communications and the Arts’ Disability and Carers Steering Committee
- The Diversity Team, Department of Health
- Diversity and Inclusion Policy, Australian Public Service Commission
- Donna Rowbotham at Department of Defence
- Feedback, Behaviour, Investigations and Assistive Technology Team at Department of Defence
AHRI Awards 2019
Graeme Innes Disability Employment Award
This award recognises excellence in disability employment initiatives and programs in the workplace.
Winner: Australian Government Department of Finance
- Victorian Department of Health and Human Services
HR Diversity Champion Award
This award recognises HR Professionals who empower employees and role model excellence in workforce diversity.
Winner: Fiona Davies, Life Without Barriers
Finalist: Harleen Oberoi, City of Sydney
CEO Diversity Champion Award
This award recognises CEOs who empower employees and role model excellence in workforce diversity.
Winner: Colin Radford, VMIA
Inclusive Workplace Award
This award recognises organisations that prioritise diversity and recognise the value of an inclusive workplace for individuals and the organisation.
Winner: Settlement Services International
Finalist: Life Without Barriers
Elizabeth Broderick Workforce Flexibility Award
This award recognises outstanding people management strategies and initiatives which allow diverse groups of employees to flourish through flexible work practices.
Allan Fels Mental Health Award
This award recognises organisations who have wed to improve understanding, awareness and the general mental health of the workforce and wider community.
Finalist: Woolworths Group
Centre for Accessibility Australian Access Awards 2019
Corporate app of the year
This award recognises accessibility best practice in corporate apps.
Winner: ANZ Australia
Corporate website of the year
This award recognises accessibility best practice in corporate websites.
Winner: Coles – Online Shopping
Government app of the year
This award recognises accessibility best practice in government apps.
Winner: ABC News app
Finalist: ABC JJJ app
Accessibility person/organisation of the year
This award recognises an individual or organisation that has worked particularly hard on championing digital access.
Finalist: Gerry Neustatl, ABC
Human Rights Awards 2019
Human Rights Medal
The Human Rights Medal is awarded to an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to the promotion and protection of human rights in Australia.
Winner: Rosemary Kayess, UNSW
Finalist: South Australian Government in partnership with Vision Australia and the Royal Society for the Blind (SA) for their Online Accessibility Policy and Toolkit (accessibility.sa.gov.au).
Zero Project Awards 2020
Each year, the Zero Project finds and shares Innovative Practices and Policies that help improve the lives of people with disability, across a four-year cycle of topics:
- Independent Living and Political Participation (2015, 2019)
- Education (2016, 2020)
- Employment (2017, 2021)
- Accessibility (2018, 2022)
Finalist: Swinburne University for its AccessAbility Careers Hub.
Winners will be announced in January 2020.
Access and Inclusion Index 2018-19
Each year, the Australian Network on Disability’s Access and Inclusion Index recognises Australia’s most accessible and inclusive organisations.
Top performers in 2018-19:
- National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA)