People with disability take control as entrepreneurs
People with a disability face considerable economic and social exclusion in Australia but a new research project will look at how they are taking control and creating their own jobs by becoming entrepreneurs.
“People with a disability have a rate
of entrepreneurship 50 per cent higher
than the Australian average yet we know
very little about their story."
The introduction of the NDIS will fundamentally change the Australian disability policy and program landscape by replacing a welfare model with an insurance model, Professor Darcy says.
"People with a disability
can bring particular expertise
to their own business"
Mr Little is also a founding partner in a wheelchair rental business, Wheelchairs to Go, which specialises in meeting cruise ship requirements and services tourists generally.
People with a disability can bring particular expertise to their own business, he says. “What people with a disability do is they take their personal experience and use that to develop a business – because they have absolutely the best skills for that business,” he says.