Council is currently developing its Disability Access and Inclusion Plan (DAIP) to ensure that people within the community who are living with disability, are able to access and participate in all aspects of our society, including use of mainstream services and programs. The process is being guided by EnvironArc, a disability specialist consultancy that has been engaged by Council to implement the development of the Disability Access and Inclusion Plan, which must be completed by 31 October 2020 to comply with state legislation.
Key outcomes of the Plan are to:
* ensure that people with disabilities have equitable access to buildings, facilities, services and events
* ensure that people with disabilities have equitable access to information and communication opportunities.
* eliminate discrimination against people with disability
* ensure the legal equality of people with disability
* promote the recognition and acceptance within the community, that people with disability have the same rights as the rest of the community
* ensure Council’s employment practices will be inclusive.
There are three different ways that you can have an input into the development of the Disability Access and Inclusion Plan. These are:
- Filling in a Disability access and inclusion survey – the survey can be picked up from the Rural Transaction Centre or the Council Administration Office;
- Completing the Disability access and inclusion survey on-line using this link https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/7NZ6ZLF
- Attending the Disability access and inclusion interactive workshop at the Senior Citizen’s Club on Thursday 24th September 9.30am – 12 noon. There is a limit of 20 people for the interactive workshop. Please phone Council to book your place at the workshop or email Jennie on email@example.com
Your input and involvement in this workshop are pivotal to the successful development of the Council’s Disability Access and Inclusion Plan.