About Us

AED works in partnership with service users, other disability and community agencies, trade unions, employers and government to:

  • Protect the human, civil and legal rights of people with disability;
  • Empower employees with a disability who experience workplace discrimination or disadvantage;
  • Promote the inclusion and participation of people with a disability in employment, education and training;
  • Empowering students and their families in addressing barriers to education; and
  • Increase community awareness and promote better community attitudes towards people with a disability.


Barriers to Employment

AED Legal Practitioners are experienced in assisting clients deal with many of the barriers they face in employment. People with disability may face barriers that include:

  • Discrimination
  • Employers attitudes to disability - risks, OH&S concerns
  • Poor physical access to workplaces
  • Employees 'masking' their disability
  • Lack of accessible transport
  • Need for workplace modifications
  • Job design (inflexible)
  • Multi-skilling
  • Poor understanding / management of disability
Barriers to Education

Students with a disability experience many barriers to education including:

  • Access to buildings
  • Lack of available options
  • Poor information to prospective students
  • Insufficient funding for support services
  • Inflexible curriculum
  • Need for aids and technical equipment
(03) 9639 4333

Level 9
45 William Street
Melbourne, VIC 3000

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