‘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.’