The Winston Churchill Trust is marking this International Day of People with Disability 2022.
Every year since 1965, the Trust awards Fellowships to people who identify as having a disability and to people also want to improve things for Australians to make us a more inclusive society.
As an early example – back in 1981, personal computers were only just emerging, certainly not used to assist people with disabilities. Yet in 1981, the Churchill Trust sent Jan Kornweibel from Western Australia around the world to study developments in the practical application of microprocessor computer-based aids for the disabled. She went to the USA, France, the Netherlands and the UK. Jan was a trailblazer, and this year received a Churchill Trust Recognition Award for her work in the community.
“On this International Day of People with Disability, we are proud to congratulate and introduce our new Fellows who will be working in ground-breaking areas of disability and inclusion.” said Adam Davey, CEO of the Winston Churchill Trust. “Our Fellows represent the spectrum of disabilities from blindness, deafness and other physical disabilities, to cognitive impairments and neurodiversity.”
“The breadth of areas our Fellows are working within to improve society for people with disabilities cuts across all elements from the arts, justice systems, to transport and infrastructure.”
This year’s Churchill Fellows who are focusing on improving outcomes for people in the disability space include:
We welcome applications for Churchill Fellowships from people from all walks of life. Read more about our commitment to accessibility here.
Applications open again on 1 March 2023 on our website. It is important to us that we work with you to create a positive Fellowship experience and encourage all applicants requiring additional support, including the provision of reasonable adjustments to contact the Trust Team.