The 12 finalist for this year’s Disability Awards have been announced. The finalists, selected from 145 nominations across five categories, focused on workplace diversity, inclusive education, accessible communities, advocacy and innovation. Among them was a social enterprise combining 3D printing with human-centred design to a bank with an inclusive employment environment. Among their achievements were supporting people with intellectual disability to experience university life and working corporations on inclusive advertising practices to ensure people with disability are represented in mainstream campaigns.

The awards recognise outstanding the outstanding achievements of organisations and individuals who are working to bring about positive changes and outcomes to the lives of people with disability.

The finalists are:

  • AbilityMate (NSW)
  • ANZ Bank (National)
  • Catia Malaquias (W.A.)
  • Compass Group (National)
  • Cricket Australia National Inclusion Championships
  • Deborah Pearce (S.A.)
  • Family Chips (NSW)
  • Julia Far Youth (S.A.)
  • Northcott (NSW)
  • Sue Salthouse (A.C.T.)
  • University of Melbourne (VIC)
  • University of Sydney Centre for Disability Studies (NSW).

The winners will be announced at an awards ceremony in Canberra on December 3.