During the past 20 years, Gold Coast NDIS participant and lawyer, artist and fashion designer Carol Taylor has refused to let stumbling blocks stand in her way.
After the car accident, which left her instantly paralysed and a quadriplegic at the age of 34—newlywed and desperate for a baby—Carol persevered with IVF for 8 years only to conceive naturally and give birth to a healthy son, though doctors had told her she would never have a child.
Disability discrimination accounts for the highest volume of complaints to the Australian Human Rights Commission annually. This can potentially lead to those living with an invisible disability to decide to hide their condition from prospective employers in fear of discrimination and social stigma, according to leading Disability Employment Services experts atWork Australia. In order to create inclusive workplaces, the need for support, open conversation and businesses to see the ability in disability, has never been more important.