In what is believed to be a world first, Woolworths has unveiled an accessible checkout, designed specifically for team members living with a physical disability, including people who use wheelchairs and other mobility aids such as walkers.
The first groceries were scanned at the innovative checkout on the 6th of December at the opening of Woolworths’ new Kellyville Grove store, and it was such an honour to be a part of this momentous day!
During my tenure as the NSW Minister for Disability Services, we put great focus on creating new employment opportunities for people who use a wheelchair or live with other physical disabilities.
So it was great to see how Woolworths has led the way by creating opportunities for participation and found a solution for those who have difficulty with shopping checkout.
It was also great to catch up with Geoff Trappett who is Woolworth’s Diversity and Inclusion Lead; and to meet the lads from Our Lady of the Rosary school choir who sang the national anthem. Well done Woolworths! Truly inspiring!
Happy New Year
The start of each New Year is a time to reflect on the year just past, and make plans for the future. Given how challenging 2023 has been, it feels especially important to express our hopes and dreams for better days ahead for us all. So Happy New Year Kellyville! Wishing you a happy, safe and healthy 2024.