Awards recognise outstanding achievements in access and inclusion in 2019

Thu 19 December 2019

Congratulations to the following members and allies recognised for their outstanding achievements in accessibility and inclusion of people with disability in 2019. We're very proud to see so many members of our network celebrated for their innovations and contributions. 

Access and Inclusion Index 2018-19

Each year, the Australian Network on Disability's Access and Inclusion Index recognises Australia's most accessible and inclusive organisations.

Top performers:

  1. IBM
  2. Medibank 
  3. National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA)

Find out more about the Access and Inclusion Index.

ACT Chief Minister’s Inclusion Awards 2019

Inclusion in Private Sector Employment

Finalist: Commonwealth Bank

Inclusion in Public Sector Employment


  • Australian Bureau of Statistics
  • Department of Agriculture
  • Department of Communications and the Arts’ Disability and Carers Steering Committee
  • The Diversity Team, Department of Health
  • Diversity and Inclusion Policy, Australian Public Service Commission
  • Donna Rowbotham at Department of Defence
  • Feedback, Behaviour, Investigations and Assistive Technology Team at Department of Defence

Find out more about the ACT Chief Minister’s Inclusion Awards.

AHRI Awards 2019

Graeme Innes Disability Employment Award

  • Winner: Department of Finance, Federal 
  • Finalists: Infosys; Victorian Department of Health and Human Services

HR Diversity Champion Award

  • Winner: Fiona Davies, Life Without Barriers
  • Finalist: Harleen Oberoi, City of Sydney

CEO Diversity Champion Award

Winner: Colin Radford, VMIA

Inclusive Workplace Award

  • Winner: Settlement Services International
  • Finalist: Life Without Barriers

Elizabeth Broderick Workforce Flexibility Award

Finalist: VMIA

Allan Fels Mental Health Award

Finalist: Woolworths Group

Find out more about the AHRI Awards.

Centre for Accessibility Australian Access Awards 2019

Corporate app of the year

Winner: ANZ Australia

Corporate website of the year

Winner: Coles – Online Shopping

Government app of the year

  • Winner: ABC News app
  • Finalist: ABC JJJ app

Accessibility person/organisation of the year

Finalist: Gerry Neustatl, ABC

Find out more about the Australian Access Awards.

Human Rights Awards 2019

Human Rights Medal

Winner: Rosemary Kayess, UNSW

Government Award

Finalist: South Australian Government in partnership with Vision Australia and the Royal Society for the Blind (SA)

Find out more about the Human Rights Awards.

Zero Project Awards 2020

Winners will be announced in January 2020.

Find out more about the Zero Project Awards.


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