The second phase of WWDA’s Disability Employment Services (DES) Consumer Engagement Project specifically concentrated on consulting and engaging with women with disabilities regarding their access to and experience of, disability employment services in Australia. WWDA collaborated with its affiliate networks of women with disabilities in Western Australia, South Australia, the Australian Capital Territory and Queensland, to conduct focus group forums for women with disabilities in each of these localities.
The main objectives of the Forums were to:
- Identify issues affecting women with disabilities in relation to their access to, and use of, Disability Employment Services (DES);
- Identify ways that future Disability Employment Services can be improved to better meet the needs of women with disabilities;
- Provide information to women with disabilities about the DES Program; and,
- Identify any other issues that impact on women with disabilities seeking, finding and maintaining employment.
The Reports from the Forums are provided here:
Report 3: Australian Capital Territory (ACT) Disability Employment Services Forum for Women With Disabilities – hosted by Women With Disabilities ACT (WWDACT) [PDF Only]