The Australian benchmark for disability diversity and inclusivity

The APM Disability Diversity and Inclusivity Index (DDI Index) is the largest holistic research project of its kind in Australia.

From research gathered from more than 600 businesses and more than 1,200 people with disability, the DDI Index provides a score on disability diversity and inclusivity in Australian workplaces.

The benchmark score in the first-ever DDI Index 2020 was 57.6 out of 100.

A range of factors are examined in the research, including access to employment and careers, equality and inclusivity in workplaces, and the barriers facing people with disability and the steps to remove or reduce them.

Capturing attitudes, perspectives and actions, the DDI Index is a benchmark of inclusivity and equality for job seekers and employees with a disability, or people returning to work after an injury or illness.

Download the APM Disability Diversity and Inclusivity Index 2021 today and you’ll also get a bonus report on the impact of COVID-19 on people with disability, plus the inaugural DDI Index 2020.


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Australia’s Disability Diversity and Inclusivity Index 2021

For 2021, the Disability Diversity and Inclusivity Index returned a score of 56.2.

Although still within the neutral range, this is down slightly on last year’s inaugural benchmark of 57.6.

This indicates continued challenges to greater employment and inclusivity.

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BONUS: Impact of COVID-19 on people with disability

This research lays bare the impact of COVID-19 on people with disability. 

Conducted in May 2020 the powerful survey signals the extent to which people with disability want to have their voice heard, as they navigate challenges such as job loss, job insecurity, reduced hours and mental health issues.

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BONUS: Australia’s Disability Diversity and Inclusivity Index 2020

The inaugural Disability Diversity and Inclusivity Index of Australian Workplaces that sets the benchmark from which improvements can be tracked over time.

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