‘Everyone is different, including people with a disability. When we refer to people with a disability, we mean a person who has an impairment that affects their physical, mental, intellectual or sensory functions.
One out of five Victorians has a disability, that’s 20 per cent of the population. This includes:
- people with ‘visible’ disabilities
- people with mental illness or conditions such as depression or anxiety
- people recovering from accidents
- people who have chronic health issues and
- people who require some adjustments in the work
Any one of us could acquire a disability in our lifetime either for a short time or more permanently.’