Councillor Gianpieero Battista, Debbie Fry, Beverley Stanton, Kevin Hogan and Cameron Marychurch at the launch of Tursa's new disability-friendly website.
Councillor Gianpieero Battista, Debbie Fry, Beverley Stanton, Kevin Hogan and Cameron Marychurch at the launch of Tursa's new disability-friendly website.

Helping local jobseekers with disabilities connect

A LOCAL, disability-friendly employment and training website has been launched in Lismore, alongside celebrations for the International Day of People with Disability (December 3).

TURSA Employment & Training were proud to launch their new disability-friendly website last week, TURSA board member, Debbie Fry said.

"The International Day of People with Disability is about increasing public and business understanding and acceptance of people with disability and to celebrate their achievements and contributions to the local community," Ms Fry said:

"Hundreds of businesses throughout the Northern Rivers recognize what valuable and reliable employees people with disability can be."

'Connecting' is the theme of the new website, and was also the theme of the day with about 40 representatives from Government, Local Business, Disability and Social Services as well as community members and jobseekers in attendance.

The new website increases the ease of accessibility of online content to all users by using the latest technology, a TURSA spokesperson explained.

Features such as Text to Talk allows users to actually listen to website typed information.

Variable font sizes and a 'high contrast' function assist visually challenged users to find employment related information.

Every page of the website can also be translated into over 100 languages.

TURSA's 'Person Centred' approach of providing jobseekers with connection to community, Government Services and employment underpins the long term success of the organisation, a spokesperson said in a statement.

This service is provided to all clients across the organisation's Disability Employment Services and general employment services.



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