Delivering a Healthy WA
Equity and Diversity  

People with disabilities

Definition: This includes anyone with an ongoing disability who has an employment restriction due to their disability that requires any of the following:

  • Restriction in the type of work they can do
  • Modified hours of work or time schedules
  • Adaptations to the workplace or work area
  • Specialised equipment
  • Extra time for mobility or tasks
  • Ongoing assistance or supervision to carry out duties.

The nature of a disability may be one of the following:

Sight — Uses braille, low vision aids or other special technology such as appropriate computers or screens (Note: Does not include use of glasses or contact lenses).

Speech — Uses aids such as word processors or communication boards in order to be understood or need extra time to be understood.

Hearing — Uses aids such as volume control, TTY (telephone typewriter), Auslan interpreter, or hearing help card in order to hear.

Learning — Requires specific support and training to perform the job or need more than average time to learn some parts of a job (eg have an intellectual disability). Have difficulty with reading or writing eg dyslexia.

Use of arms and hands — Uses specific equipment (eg modified keyboard, hands-free telephone or need extra time for handling objects).

Use of Legs — Uses aids or needs extra time for mobility (eg wheelchairs, crutches).

Long term medical, physical or psychiatric condition — Any long term health or medical condition that regularly restricts or limits activities (eg requires regular medication or absences due to illness or cannot perform some functions due to health and safety considerations).

Other — Any other ongoing disability with an employment restriction.