Australia Post launches first ever Accessibility Action Plan

04 December 2012

In a proactive and public commitment to improving access to employment and development opportunities for Australians with a disability, Australia Post celebrated International Day of People with a Disability by launching its first Accessibility Action Plan.

Graeme Innes, the Disability Discrimination Commissioner, attended the Melbourne launch event where Australia Post recommitted to its long-standing support for people with a disability.

Dorothy Hisgrove, Australia Post General Manager of Culture and Communications, said: "As one of Australia's largest community-based organisations, we provide essential services for all Australians, every day, and we take this responsibility very seriously.

"Our Accessibility Action Plan is our commitment to stepping-up our contribution to improving the overall quality of life for people with a disability."

With approximately one in five Australians living with a disability, Australia Post understands disability touches all aspects of our business - our people, our customers, our suppliers and the community in which we operate.

"Our plan focuses on three key areas: increasing workforce participation, providing accessible products and services and raising community awareness through education, partnerships and targeted workplace giving programs," Ms Hisgrove said.

"Our commitment to the Australian community requires us to continually adapt and evolve to provide products and services that are relevant to how people live and work and importantly, are accessible.

Australia Post's Accessibility Action Plan is available on our publications page.