Employers' Disability Network
Including people with disabilities in all aspects of business
The Employers Disability Network is a not-for-profit network of organisations sharing best practice on working with disability in all areas of business.
This site is a source of news, best practice advice and resources for the business community to better employ disabled people and serve disabled customers.
Innovation and lasting change are possible when employers and disabled people work together.
On this site
Business case section
Let us take the hassle out of employing disabled people, so that you can tap into the talent that exists. As we say employment of disabled people is not only the right thing to do, it is the bright thing to do. Let us provide you with the business case as to why it is the bright thing.
Find out how to build your business case.
To see the practical examples, advice and resources that you can use.
Find out more on how to develop a disability confident organisation.
Advice for line managers and supervisors
Enormous change can be made in the employment of disabled people if line managers/supervisors take a leadership role in up skilling themselves and their team members. To help you achieve that we have available a few Line Managers Guides.
Go to the Line Managers download page.
Audio Visual Material
"Works for Me"
Think Differently campaign has partnered with the Employers’ Disability Network (EDN) and Attitude Pictures to produce a DVD for employers – “Works for Me”.
"Works for Me" is a valuable resource for employers, chambers of commerce and employment groups. Smart employers who recognise people with disabilities can offer unique talents and by employing someone with a disability can have a positive impact on the culture of their business. The DVD includes interviews of employers and employees from a different range of occupations.
A message from our patron Sir Roderick Deane
People with disabilities, like all of us, want to build on their talents and live full lives in the community. To do this, they need jobs.
The Employers' Disability Network is a group of employers dedicated to ensuring that people with disabilities get the same opportunities in life as the rest of us and, in particular, have access to jobs and work.
The Network aims to help employers understand ways in which jobs can be created for people with disabilities and to encourage welcoming and accepting attitudes to those with disabilities.
The Network believes that disability is simply part of the diversity of our society and that people with disabilities should not be disadvantaged in seeking work but rather be positively encouraged to do so. For this to happen, employers must have a welcoming and inclusive culture.
The Network aims to encourage and foster this sort of positive attitude and make it work in practice throughout New Zealand.