Leading Australian job portal SEEK.com.au is working to raise awareness of visually impaired workers by offering a work experience program in partnership with Vision Australia.
The eight-week program was targeted at people who are blind or have low vision. Participants were given the opportunity to learn what SEEK can do to create a more inclusive workplace, create a new talent pool for the company and provide a rewarding work experience for those partaking in the program and help to progress their careers.
The portal currently has three staff board who are blind or have low vision.
The aim of the program was also to inspire other organisations to run similar work experience programs to support people with disabilities to gain skilled work experience and ultimately secure employment.