Graeme Innes’ employer wasn’t convinced that as a blind person, Innes could work as a lawyer. Changing that employer’s mind changed Innes’ life.
Further to his law degree, Innes has risen to serve as Australia’s Disability Discrimination Commissioner and is now the chair of the Attitude Foundation, which strives for the inclusion of people with disabilities in society through storytelling.
For more on this topic, a panel of experts will be speaking on ‘Inclusion and diversity: what’s next?’ at the AHRI National Convention in August. Find out more.
Innes is a patron of the Graeme Innes AM Award for Disability Employment, which is part of the AHRI Awards program. Innes spoke at the AHRI Inclusion and Diversity Conference in Sydney on 18 May 2015.