Businesses and organisations across Dumfries and Galloway have been looking at ways to get more disabled people into work.
The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) hosted an event called Disability Confident to help employers take on disabled staff and realise their potential.
People with disabilities make up almost 20% of the working age population, many being highly qualified individuals.
Employers can be reluctant to employ them, missing out on a valuable pool of potential and skills.
Disability Confident showed employers the support that is available to them, and the success of local businesses which have helped disabled people gain employment.
The District Manager for the DWP west of Scotland said: