17.7% of the Australian population identifies as having a disability, with 2.1 million Australians with disability being of working age. Some 71% of these people will leave a website if it is difficult to navigate.
People with a disability are more loyal to brands and only 50% are satisfied with their buying experience. More than half (54%) will spend more money in restaurants and stores that have made an effort to be accessible and welcoming. The spending power of these customers represents 10% of total online spending.
Australia Awards alumnus Sagar Prasai shares how he is contributing towards overcoming the literacy challenges faced by people with disability in Nepal.
Bwaraam Tominiko, a graduate of the Kiribati Institute of Technology’s Certificate II in Construction Pathways and member of the Business Incubator Group, is working on the handwashing station project in Tarawa.
World Youth Skills Day is an opportunity for young people, TVET institutions, and public and private sector stakeholders to acknowledge and celebrate the importance of equipping young people with skills for employment, decent work and entrepreneurship.