Make your workplace accessible

Creating an inclusive workplace to support your employees with a disability requires a few changes. These changes benefit almost all employees and the overall business – creating a safer, happier workplace.

MatchWorks is here to assist employers in preparing to welcome, support and retain an employee living with a disability, injury or medical condition to maximise their potential at the workplace. Funding support may be available and we can help you access funding for workplace modification through Jobaccess.


The first step for disability and workplace modifications is to audit your workplace to ensure it is accessible for people with a disability.

You can complete an Employer Accessibility Self-Assessment Checklist to assess and identify areas of accessibility.

Most newer buildings should comply with the Disability Discrimination Act’s minimum accessibility requirements. However, older premises may need updating.

To increase mobility access, you may consider:

  • Installing access ramps
  • Widening doors and passageways
  • Installing automatic doors
  • Accessible toilets
  • Accessible kitchen
  • Upgrading handrails
  • Tactile tiles
  • Braille options for signage
  • Hearing loops
  • Lifts

Assistive and adaptive technology

MatchWorks can support employers to access funds for assistive and adaptive technologies to improve communication, mobility and productivity in the workplace for eligible staff.

Assistive and adaptive technology may include:

  • Screen readers.
  • Text-to-speech synthesizers.
  • Magnifying glasses
  • Hearing aids
  • Special software
  • Mobility aids
  • Electronic pointing system

Policies and procedures

Review and update your policies and procedures to ensure they contribute to creating an inclusive workplace environment for all your employees.

Things to consider:

  • Flexible working arrangements to support physical and mental health and wellbeing.
  • Job sharing opportunities within the team.
  • Mandatory workplace training and development for all employees.

Contact us today so we can help make your workplace more accessible.