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Member Webinar: Making nutrition a priority for COVID-19 and beyond with Catherine Saxelby

Award-winning nutritionist and media food commentator, Catherine Saxelby is joining NDS to talk about the importance of nutrition during times of upheaval like COVID-19 and beyond.

NDS Support Coordination Network Webinar

This webinar is part of the NDS Support Coordination Networks in Tasmania and is open to anyone in the sector who has questions or an interest in updates on support coordination and the disability sector.

NDS Member Webinar: Complaints Management Masterclass with On Track Investigations

An overview of the key elements for your organisation to design a robust policy, process and procedure, and provide insights into complaints management, investigation and resolution best practice strategies.

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Disability at Work 2020

Banner event image for the disability at work 2020 conference. Banner reads, Disability at Work, Incorporating the Workability International conference 12-13 October 2020, Brisbane Convention and Exhibilition Centre, Brisbane, QLD Australia.
Location: Virtual Conference
Date: 13/10/2020
Conference Website

Disability at Work and Workability International Virtual Conference, 13 October 2020 – “Disability employment in a digital world.”

This year’s NDS conference will incorporate the Workability International Conference and will be run as a one-day Virtual Conference due to consequences arising from the COVID-19 Pandemic.

The conference will examine innovative ways to inspire and engage people with disability in employment opportunities. It is aimed at employment service providers (open, supported and social enterprises) and professionals interested in the design and promotion of a broad range of employment opportunities for people with disability in a digital world. Running the event as a Virtual Conference will reflect both the recent events connected with the COVID-19 pandemic and the theme of the event, being the enhanced use of technology to allow virtual connections among interested parties around the globe.

Employment provides vitally important social and economic benefits for people with disability. These benefits include increased health and wellbeing, reduced reliance on welfare, greater financial security, a greater sense of self-worth and a positive role within the community.

A quickly changing global labour market that is seeing increased automation of work presents an opportunity to examine how the application of new technology can complement labour rather than replace it. Rapid developments in assistive technology have the potential to remove barriers to employment for people with disability that may have previously seemed insurmountable. Now more than ever, operating in such a fluid environment requires technological systems that support employment services to have access to the latest knowledge and information. The conference will also explore the extraordinary challenges that have arisen for societies and economies around the world following the COVID-19 pandemic.    

The employment participation rate of people with disability remains unacceptably low in many countries. The Australian Government has recently announced an NDIS Participant Employment Strategy that seeks to ensure an increased number of people with disability receive the supports they need to gain and maintain employment. 

Globally, there are a wide range of employment support models and labour market programs for people with disability. This conference will tap into the knowledge and expertise of international experts who will describe how they are responding to the challenge of finding sustainable employment for people with disability.

To access further information or for registration interest, visit the Disability at Work website

Contact information

For general enquiries, please contact Julie Walton, Conference and Events Manager, 02 9256 3115,

For 'Call for Papers' enquiries, please contact Kerrie Langford, Head of Employment and Workforce Innovation, 02 6283 3202,

Disclaimer: National Disability Services Limited (NDS) reserves the right to vary any of the speakers, topics or times without further notice. This event may involve the presentation of information by speakers or other persons (Presentations). The views expressed in any Presentations are not necessarily the views of NDS and NDS does not warrant or represent that the Presentations are accurate or suitable for any specific needs. The Presentations are intended to provide general information only that should not be relied on instead of other legal, medical, financial or professional advice.