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Kimberley Dempsey

AccessAbility Day at Council

News Article Date: 
Tuesday, 27 November 2018

Five job seekers with disability are getting hands-on work experience at the Warrnambool City Council this week as part of AccessAbility Day.

AccessAbility Day is an Australian Government initiative that allows employers to connect with job seekers with disability who are looking for work.

Participants spend a day at a Council department that aligns with their career aspirations.

Kimberley Dempsey spent Monday at the Archie Graham Community Centre and said that she learnt a lot.

“I was working with people with vision impairment who were having the paper read to them,” she said.

“I learnt that people with a vision impairment see the world differently. 

“We might watch TV, but they still might like to listen to it.”

She said that her goal was to work in a role where she could help people, preferably young people.

“In the youth department we went and saw where the local skate comps are held,” she said.

“I had some input into their skating competition, to maybe think about doing something for skaters with a disability, and they thought it was a really cool idea.

“It would be a good opportunity to work with youth and see how younger people can get more involved in the community.”

Over the remainder of the week participants will spend time at AquaZone, Flagstaff Hill, the depot and the communications department.

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