“I studied and it’s my dream to have a job. I want to use my skills and experiences and find a suitable job.”
Sorayya’s dream, having completed a course at the Gordon, her local TAFE, was really helped by being included and feeling welcomed there.
Her experiences of ‘reasonable accommodation’ included access to all areas (lifts, classrooms, bathrooms). Teachers were friendly and helpful and she was given some additional time to complete her assignments.
She also says: “If I had any problems and questions, there is a special office for people with disability and they provide support.”
Sorayya said that this made her feel independent and equal with the other students.
I acknowledge that my work is conducted on the land of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander nations. I pay my respects to Elders past, present and future, for they hold the memories, traditions, Cultures and aspirations of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. Sovereignty was never ceded.