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The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare reports that over one million individuals of working age who have a disability are either employed or actively seeking employment.

With the job market’s current supply and demand, it is essential for businesses to adopt comprehensive measures that champion inclusivity and promote workplace accessibility.

Add physical accommodations

  • Wheelchair ramps
  • Elevators
  • Accessible restrooms

Consider technological accommodations

  • Screen readers
  • Voice recognition software
  • Adjustable desk heights

Implement policies and training programs

  • Guidelines for accommodating employees with disabilities
  • Procedures for requesting accommodations
  • Commitment to accessibility in all areas of the organisation, from hiring to performance evaluations
  • Engage employees in the design process 

Organisations can engage employees with disabilities in the design process through focus groups, surveys, or one-on-one interviews. They can provide valuable insights into the barriers they face and the accommodations they need to perform their job effectively. 

With over 25 years of experience, Chest Constructions is a highly regarded Perth commercial builder, known for delivering inclusive workplace environments in the mining, business, and medical sectors. Our team takes pride in offering a full project solution, including in-house services for drafting, costings, and approvals, to optimise the client experience.

If you have a commercial construction project you’d like to discuss, contact us to enquire and get a free quote.