Innovation in Disability Employment

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Flinders University at Victoria Square - Level 11

182 Victoria Square

Adelaide, SA 5000


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Exchanging knowledge and experiences of disability employment in Australia and South Korea to explore innovation in disability employment

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About the conference

The Australia-Korea Cross-Cultural Conference on Innovation in Disability Employment is hosted by the Centre for Social Impact (CSI) Flinders at Flinders University, partnering with the Korean Employment Agency for Persons with Disabilities (KEAD) and funded by the Australia-Korea Foundation within the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. The conference will be on the following topics:

  • Disability employment policies under different jurisdictions
  • Accessible and inclusive working environments for workers with disability
  • Innovative and creative models for disability employment initiatives

Key speakers


  • Caroline Ellison, Associate Professor at UniSA Justice & Society
  • Claire Hutchinson, Senior Research Fellow at Flinders University
  • June Alexander, Lecturer at Flinders University
  • Lisa Gorman, Founder of Gorman fashion
  • Michael Mooney, Director of Greens2U, mircroenterprise
  • Robbi Williams, CEO of Purple Orange
  • Sue Roff, Executive Director of Arts Project Australia
  • Sim Luttin, Gallery Curator of Arts Project Australia

South Korea

  • Jung-Hun Cha, Executive Director of KEAD
  • Eun Ju Yoo, Research Fellow at the Employment Development Institute within KEAD
  • Jinhee Lee, Co-Founder/CEO of Bear Better Social Venture
  • Min Yang Kim, Founder/CEO of Grape Lab Design
  • Eui Young Ham, Founder/CEO of Peach Market

Centre for Social Impact (CSI) Flinders

The Centre for Social Impact at Flinders University sits within the national CSI network. Our common vision is for a better world where people have the opportunity to achieve their goals free of discrimination and social inequality, where complex social problems are addressed, communities are diverse and thriving, and where organisations across sectors work together to grow positive social impact.

Korea Employment Agency for Persons with Disabilities (KEAD)

As an affiliated organisation under the Ministry of Employment and Labour, Korea Employment Agency for Persons with Disabilities (KEAD) was established in 1990 with the mission of becoming the leading agency to employ persons with disabilities. KEAD has more than 1,300 full-time workers at six regional headquarters, 14 branch offices, five vocational competency development institutes, 27 training centres, and an assistive technology centre. Its business covers multiple services for persons with disabilities, including job placement, vocational training, assistive technology device support and personal assistance. For employers, KEAD provides employment subsidies and extends support for establishing a standard workplace and funds for the work environment improvement. By providing various employment services, KEAD continues to strive to create a society where persons with disabilities can work together.

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The conference will be held in Adelaide and online. Speakers will present in person in the event venue, and participants can attend in person or online (simultaneous interpreting service will be provided both in person and online).

Adelaide Venue: Flinders University, Victoria Square Campus.

For participants who select online attendance, a link will be provided via email.

For more information, visit the conference website.

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