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AED works in partnership with service users, other disability and community agencies, trade unions, employers and government to:

  • Protect the human, civil and legal rights of people with disability;
  • Empower employees with a disability who experience workplace discrimination or disadvantage;
  • Promote the inclusion and participation of people with a disability in employment, education and training;
  • Empowering students and their families in addressing barriers to education; and
  • Increase community awareness and promote better community attitudes towards people with a disability.

Barriers:

Barriers to Employment

AED Legal Practitioners are experienced in assisting clients deal with many of the barriers they face in employment. People with disability may face barriers that include:

  • Discrimination
  • Employers attitudes to disability - risks, OH&S concerns
  • Poor physical access to workplaces
  • Employees 'masking' their disability
  • Lack of accessible transport
  • Need for workplace modifications
  • Job design (inflexible)
  • Multi-skilling
  • Poor understanding / management of disability
Barriers to Education

Students with a disability experience many barriers to education including:

  • Access to buildings
  • Lack of available options
  • Poor information to prospective students
  • Insufficient funding for support services
  • Inflexible curriculum
  • Need for aids and technical equipment
Noni Lord

NONI LORD

Legal Assistant

Kairsty Wilson

KAIRSTY WILSON

Legal Manager

Phillip Camela

PHILLIP CAMELA

General Manager

Courtney Davies

COURTNEY DAVIES

Administrative Assistant

Jonathan Lee

JONATHAN LEE

Human Rights Lawyer

(03) 9639 4333

Suite 4 Level 9
276 Flinders St
Melbourne 3000

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