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phatboyslim
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Hi Billy, yes I’d echo what Nath has said too.

In terms of mentioning disability in your applications, it’s a tough decision to make. Unfortunately many employers can still be influenced negatively, whether consciously or subconsciously towards people with disability, so as someone who works in disability employment I normally advise people to declare things only at the interview stage if you’re successful. You’re not legally obliged to disclose your disability unless it directly impacts your ability to do your job.

The Job Access page has a lot of information for employers (whether your current one or a prospective one) which gives good advice on support that employers (and employees) can receive to help promote disability employment. I think education is a massive part of changing perceptions around disability employment. Cheers