Managers' Guide: Disability in the Workplace

About the Managers' Guide

The Managers' Guide: 2nd Edition includes information to assist managers and supervisors to effectively manage employees with disability throughout the entire employment cycle - from initial recruitment to leaving employment. Some of the topics covered in the 2nd Edition of the Managers' guide include:

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  • Business benefits of employing people with disability
  • Employer responsibilities
  • Legislation including the DDA
  • Communication and etiquette
  • Accessibility
  • Position descriptions and job ads
  • OHS
  • Learning and development
  • Reasonable adjustments
  • Disclosure
  • Managing performance
  • Leaving employment

The guide also contains a comprehensive list of further resources to assist managers. 

HTML version

In addition to the A4 printed version of the guide, we have introduced an accessible HTML version which can be hosted on your organisation’s intranet. See more information on the HTML version.

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The online and printed versions can be customised at additional cost for individual organisations, with your organisation's branding, and information that is relevant to your organisation or sector. It can also contain an introductory message from your executive Disability Champion, as executive leadership endorsement is proven to be one of the key success factors in driving disability confidence. We can work with you to tailor the guide to your specific company or industry needs.


Printed Guide

Members: $9.50 each
Non-members: $12.40 each

HTML Guide

Members: $3,465 + GST
Non-members: $4,950 + GST

Additional charges apply for postage and personalisation.

Order Managers' Guide: 2nd Edition

Contact us at or call (02) 8270 9200 to order your copies of Managers' Guide: 2nd Edition.


Sincere thanks to our major sponsors, The Westpac Group, who worked closely with AND to develop the 2nd Edition.  Thanks also to our minor sponsors Ageing, Disability and Home Care (NSW), the Dept of Business & Innovation (VIC) and Telstra Corporation, who also provided input, suggestions for content and style guidance.

The original Managers' Guide was developed for the Australian market with the generous support of our principal sponsors Telstra, with thanks also to IBM and Manpower.

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