Workplaces should be accessible for all employees
The 2018 Victorian Election is a fantastic opportunity to call upon the next government to better protect the rights of people who are blind or have low vision.
We’re putting in front of decision makers our 2018 Victorian Election Priorities (Word, 23KB), and you can help amplify the message by sharing your voice on the issues that matter to you.
Our research shows that there are many issues that matter to you, especially having access to more job opportunities.
There are many systemic barriers preventing people who are blind or have low vision and all people with disabilities from having equal and fair access into workplaces. In order to help create more employment opportunities for people with disability, workplaces must be accessible. For people who are blind or have low vision, and all people with disability, inaccessible technology and equipment within the vast majority of workplaces is a major barrier to equal access to employment.
Employees without disability are provided, by default, the equipment they need to do their jobs, however, the same provisions are not always offered to employees with a disability.
We’re urging the Victorian Government to take the lead by making public service workplaces accessible for everyone.
If creating more job opportunities for people who are blind or have low vision is important to you, share your voice.
Contact your candidates
Send them an email or find out if they plan to be part of any public events. At these events, ask questions about how they plan to improve employment outcomes for people who are blind or have low vision.
We can help you locate your candidates details and any planned events - please complete the call back form.
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Email or letter
Keep your email or letter brief. In a few paragraphs share specific details about what you want and your personal experience.
Spread the word on social media
Social media is a powerful and easy platform to share your voice and to keep the issues that matter to you in the public spotlight.
Send a personal message to key Victorian decision makers via social media.
The following table lists the party name, Facebook and Twitter handles, and a pre-populated tweet:
|Names of major Victorian parties||Ready-to-go Tweets||Facebook page|
|Liberal National Party||@LiberalVictoria||@LiberalVictoria|
|Daniel Andrews, Premier||@DanielAndrewsMP||@DanielAndrewsMP|
|Matthew Guy, Opposition Leader||@MatthewGuyMP||@MatthewGuyMP|
- Spread the word with family and friends by following Vision Australia on Facebook and Twitter.
- Tell your followers about the issue, here is a Tweet, ready to go: Tweet now
Craft your personal message on Facebook, here are some ideas:
Workplaces need to be accessible to people who are blind or have low vision and all people with disability. Take the lead @VicGovAu by making public service workplaces accessible for everyone. #VicPol #SpringSt #Vision4Vic
Give people who are blind or have low vision the equipment they need to do their jobs. Take the lead @VicGovAu by making public service workplaces accessible for everyone. #VicPol #SpringSt #Vision4Vic
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