Disability Support at Clayton Utz
We want to create an environment and culture at Clayton Utz that enables our people with all types of disability, and those who care for someone with a disability, to succeed. We also want to improve accessibility and inclusion for our clients.
As a silver member, we work closely with the Australian Network on Disability (AND) on internal education projects as well as participation in its general and Executive level Roundtables. In late 2020 we participated in AND's "A&I Index" – a benchmarking tool for inclusion of people with disability. It provided a unique opportunity for us to highlight gaps and drive access and inclusion outcomes across our whole organisation. We were pleased to be ranked in the Top 10 of all participating organisations within Australia.
We have an Accessibility & Inclusion Interest Group which raises awareness about A&I issues at a grassroots level. It drives some of our activity, including a regular "Accessibility Bytes" internal newsletter and acknowledgement of key dates such as International Day of People with Disability. A current focus for us is digital accessibility, and we are building awareness throughout the Firm as to how we can ensure our digital products are accessible to everyone, including people with disability or impairment.