17.7% of the Australian population identifies as having a disability, with 2.1 million Australians with disability being of working age. This equates to 4.4 million people and almost 1 in every 5 people with a disability.
Maven Inclusion's purpose is to share experiences and ideas which lead to improvements in access and inclusion for every person.
Becoming more accessible and inclusive brings social and economic benefits to individuals, business and the community.
17.7% of the population or 4.4 million people represent 10% of online spending. With an average of 71% of customers with disability leaving websites that are difficult to navigate
Also, people with disability are more loyal to brands, yet 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. 71% of customers with disability will leave your website if it is difficult to navigate.
Generally speaking, individuals with disability in paid employment are highly committed.
Take fewer sick days
Less likely to look for other work
More productive than other workers
Persons with disabilities will bring alternative perspectives to your team, strengthening your brand and position in the market.
The labour force participation of people with disability has seen limited change over the past decade, sitting at around 48% - compared to 79% for people without disability.
Bring diversity and unique perceptions
Ensure accessibility is considered
Represent a range of lived experiences
Creating accessible products and services can increase the economic value of your business by opening up to 17.7% of the Australian population who live with disability.
Increase your economic value
Disposable income of $54 million
People with disability are loyal to brands
Arieta Tominiko is a student at Kiribati Institute of Technology (KIT). She spoke with Tammy McGowan from Maven about being female in her country and the power that opportunities like KIT can provide to support women with disabilities to achieve their goals.
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International White Cane Day on 15 October is an occasion where people who are blind celebrate and reflect on the importance of the cane as a mobility device and how it assists with independence and societal inclusion.