Jess – relationships and commitment

19 August 2018

Jess has been working at the ABC office in Sydney for 11 years. Her work colleagues are like family to her.

“I think employers should give people with disabilities a chance,” she says. “We’ve got abilities, we can do anything.”

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About these films

These films demonstrate the strengths and contributions that people with disability can, with the right support, bring to their workplace.

The films were produced by Mainstream and Me, a project of Council for Intellectual Disability and Inclusion Australia.

Thank you to Carmel, Ben, Angus, Shailaja, Jess, Alex, Sam, Alanna and Adam for sharing their stories. And thank you to filmmakers Grace Vaughan and Jason King.

These films were funded by the NDIS through the Information, Linkages and Capacity Building (ILC) National Readiness Grants.


Jess: I’ve been working at the ABC for 11 years. I like work colleagues. They’re like work family. Yeah. I enjoy all the tasks and jobs I do. I go to the library and do the filing CDs task.

[Easy, I’ve done them all]

I do the kitchen and the printers and the water jug. And I fill up the water for the World Today presenter. Work is important to me because to earn money and not to stay at home all day. I think employers should give people with disabilities a chance. We’ve got abilities, we can do anything.

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