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2016 Access and Inclusion Plan for people with disabilities

Access & Inclusion Plan for People with Disabilities 2016

Council endeavours to ensure that all Knox residents can participate in, and contribute to community life with independence, equity and dignity. To help us achieve this, the 'Access and Inclusion Plan - for people with disabilities 2016' has been developed.

The Disability Discrimination Act 1992 requires local government to assume greater responsibility for ensuring equal access for people with disabilities. Council takes this responsibility very seriously and is committed to addressing the physical, social and cultural barriers which may exclude people with a disability who live, work, study in or visit the Knox community.

The 'Access and Inclusion Plan - for people with disabilities' focuses on a number of key issues including:

  • Disability awareness training for council staff;
  • The provision of information in easy to use and alternative formats;
  • Access to Council buildings and facilities;
  • Community education and awareness; and
  • Improving support services.

For a truly inclusive and accessible community, all levels of government, community members and non-government agencies need to be involved in the process. The Knox Disability Advisory Committee (KDAC) play a key role in the development, monitoring and review of the Access and Inclusion Plan.

Council also seeks out, maintains and nurtures partnerships with local groups, organisations and service providers. The Access and Inclusion Plan is registered with the Australian Human Rights Commission.

For more information

You can download a copy of the Access and Inclusion Plan below. Alternatively, you can request a hard copy or copies in alternative formats by contacting the National Relay Service on 133 677 (quote '03 9298 8000'), or contacting Raini Nailer on 9298 8000 or email Raini.Nailer@knox.vic.gov.au.

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