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Develop, support, promote disability leaders

Disability Business Directory

This Directory contains listings of disability led businesses, owned and run by members of the Disability Leadership Institute.

It is available to search for anyone wishing to use more disabled talent through consulting or to access specialist expertise or services. You are able to contact an individual business directly using the contact form with the listing.

We hope you use this opportunity to use more disabled talent.

If you wish to appoint someone to your team or board, please use our National Register, which lists several hundred disabled people across Australia seeking opportunities. We will share your advertisement directly with those listed on the National Register.

 

Accessible Action Logo
Business Genre
Short Business Description
Accessible Action creates action for access. Our purpose is to enable our customers to progress their access and inclusion journey by developing strategies, policies and processes to include people with disability from a customer, community and employee perspective.
Long Business Description

Accessible Action values and promotes the social model of disability and supports organisations to improve outcomes and increase participation for people with disability. Providing functional expertise and valuable lived experience from the perspectives of people with disability, we recognize the importance of access and inclusion in everything we do.
We will undertake a high-level review and analysis of your organisation and work closely with you to engage internal and external stakeholders to develop access plans, strategies, policies and processes to promote access and inclusion.
Accessible Action will provide tailored disability awareness training to improve access and inclusion in your organisation. We will ensure your learning outcomes provide a new perspective on the social model of disability, and shift mindsets to promote access and inclusion of people with disability in your organisation.

Our facilitators will be people with lived experience of disability in order to influence with authenticity and effect meaningful change.

Business Website Address
Business Address
PO BOX 7250
MELBOURNE VIC
3004
Ainslee Hooper Consulting
Business Genre
Short Business Description
I help businesses remove invisible barriers through a holistic approach to accessibility
Long Business Description

Providing bespoke consulting services to raise awareness around disability and inclusion, as well as helping businesses remove invisible barriers to ensure consumers have a holistically accessible experience.

Business Website Address
Business Phone Number
0428006659
Business Fax
Ainslee Hooper Consulting
Business Address
3217
Carol Taylor Designs
Business Name
Business Genre
Short Business Description
First Quadriplegic Fashion designer designing inclusive fashion. I believe people with disability have been left out of the fashion conversation, I want to change that. I like to say “I may be on wheels, but my fashion moves me forward!“
Long Business Description

I am the World’s first quadriplegic designer designing inclusive fashion. I am also an artist, advocate and lawyer, wife and mum. In August 2019 I placed my art work on Fabric and designed a small collection of accessible pieces for exhibition at a gallery in Brisbane. Thereafter I was invited to design a collection of 9 pieces to open an event for the Mercedes Benz Fashion festival Brisbane. I had a total of 12 weeks and all whilst running my own law practice and juggling my role as wife and mum. I have received an overwhelmingly positive response from around the world and much encouragement to launch my own label. My emphasis is on inclusive fashion, many of my designs can be worn by able-bodied as well as persons with disability. I believe people with disability have been left out of the fashion conversation and I want to change that. I like to say “I may be on wheels, but my fashion moves me forward”

Business Phone Number
0755338833
Business Address
PO Box 395, West Burleigh
4219
Disability Leadership Institute
Short Business Description
The Disability Leadership Institute provides leadership development, support and promotion for disability leaders.
Long Business Description

Disability Leaders
We are the world's first disability owned and led disability leadership development organisation.

The DLI provides leadership programs that consider your disability as an asset, while surrounded by a supportive community of disability leaders. The DLI promotes our members when they are in the news or appointed to positions. We like to share what disability leaders are up to.

As a fully virtual organisation, we offer membership to disability leaders all over the world. Membership is open to all disabled people everywhere and at all levels.

The DLI also offers Entrepreneurs Membership to disability entrepreneurs. Be part of a supportive community while learning and growing our businesses together.

Check out our online courses and programs.

leadership development
leadership coaching
leadership assessments
members community of practice
entrepreneurs community

DLI Consulting

Our range of specialist consulting and training is designed to support you to support your emerging and established disability leaders.
DLI Consulting uses only disabled people, across the broad expertise of the DLI membership, to work with your organisation by delivering workshops, specialist coaching, and organisational change management.
The DLI is home to the National Register of Disability Leaders - share your opportunities with disability leaders to find the leader you are looking for.

Business Website Address
Business Phone Number
we prefer video meetings
Business Fax
Disability Leadership Institute
Business Address
GPO Box 28, Canberra ACT
2601
Easy English Example. Text reads “We are Easy English 4 u. We write Easy English. You have important information. Like about health, money. You must share it with others. We can write the fact sheet in Easy English for you. It is so more people understand your information.
Business Name
Short Business Description
We create accessible information for your audience.
Long Business Description

Easy English is a form of accessible information that uses cognitive-load reduction techniques to increase the readability of information.

It is significantly more accessible than plain language and Easy Read.

About Easy English techniques:
The cognitive-load reduction techniques in Easy English
use simple words with one or two syllables where possible
use simple punctuation such as full stop and question mark
break down the information and explain more complicated concepts to foster understanding
- use concrete images to support the text
- format the document to decrease clutter.

How will Easy English help you?
Using Easy English will help your business in many ways through engaging more stakeholders, reducing miscommunications, using time more effectively, estabilishing a reputation as an inclusive organisation.

Talk to us about how we can help you with your accessible information and Easy English needs.

Business Website Address
Business Address
3555
electro: consulting logo with navy, copper and oat colours
Business Name
Business Genre
Short Business Description
electro: consulting helps clients to build future-ready businesses and genuinely inspiring workplaces. Working across people, brand, operations, and tech, we help you take the big leap or the next step.
Long Business Description

electro: consulting was founded by Shevonne Joyce due to demand for her services. It's disability and neurodivergent owned and led and hires diverse consultants #NothingAboutUsWithoutUs

electro: is working with a range of clients, from global brands to small - medium-sized businesses who all have one thing in common: they are the changemakers, the visionaries, and best practice minded.

GetAboutAble in dark blue and teal text
Business Name
Business Genre
Short Business Description
At GetAboutAble, we support tourism businesses to improve their access and inclusion. Our goal is to ensure that the 1 in 5 people with accessibility needs can actively participate in travel and leisure activities, as customers and employees.
Long Business Description

GetAboutAble is a leading Australian accessible tourism consultancy, supporting tourism businesses to improve their access and inclusion.

20% of the population has access needs, including vision, hearing, mobility, neurodiversity and hidden disabilities. That’s 1 in 5 people who actively seek accessible and inclusive venues and experiences. GetAboutAble not only supports tourism operators to enhance travel and leisure opportunities for people with disability (PWD), but also to tap into the “disabled dollar” and market to this valuable audience.

By providing a wide range of consulting services and coordinating the annual Accessible & Inclusive Tourism Conference, GetAboutAble strives to change industry mindsets and business practices, promoting social participation and employment for people with disability throughout the tourism industry.

Business Website Address
Business Address
Canberra, ACT
Dr Martin Raffaele (Founder)
Business Name
Business Genre
Short Business Description
We at Inclusif remove the stigmas that force people either into silence or exclusion when living with a neurodisability through developing neurodiversity and inclusion.
Long Business Description

Inclusif is built on case-based-learning that was originally constructed through video course modules to educate future healthcare professionals in the Faculty of Medicine and Health at the University of Sydney (USYD). This providing students at both an Undergraduate and Master of Rehabilitation Counselling level about the day-to-day aspects of living with a debilitating condition, like epilepsy following two brain surgery procedures. It is this first-person perspective that accommodates Dr Martin Raffaele four degrees at USYD that gives the business the knowledge on what is necessary for understanding a condition like epilepsy and the benefits of building a plan for neurodiversity in a business. Developed and located at USYD, Inclusif is the step to creating great diversity, equality and inclusion into general society, which includes the workforce.

Business Website Address
Business Phone Number
+61422582902
Business Fax
University of Sydney
Business Address
Wentworth Building, Incubate Hub, Level 4, 2 Butlin Ave, The University of Sydney, NSW
2008
Business Name
Business Genre
Short Business Description
Disability consultancy, public speaking & journalism
Long Business Description

• Consultancy about disability issues, including accessibility, inclusion, and universal design, with strong focus on deafblindness, blindness, and low vision, in addition to disability more broadly.
• Expertise in disability policy, advocacy and human rights. Passion for education and emergency planning and response (e.g., COVID-19, bushfires etc.)
• Public speaking and journalism focussed on disability matters.

Business Website Address
Business Address
Brisbane, Queensland
Lisa Cox – Consultant
Business Genre
Short Business Description
TEDx Speaker - Author - Award-winning Consultant
Long Business Description

I work with national and international business and industry, helping them understand why disability representation matters AND show them how to improve it in their workplace practices and communications content. I'm the Disability Affairs Officer at Media Diversity Australia and have been a Board Member with Queensland Health for over a decade. It's an eclectic mix of roles.

Business Website Address
Business Address
Brisbane