Knox Council is committed to creating an accessible and inclusive community that embraces people with disabilities.
International Day of People with Disability, held annually on 3 December, celebrates the achievements and contributions of people with a disability.
There are 28,000 people in Knox living with a disability of some kind.
If you are living with a disability or caring for someone with a disability support and services are available. These include:
- Council’s comprehensive guide to disability and aged services
- The Accessing Knox enewsletter, which is full of resources, services and events relating to the many aspects of disability. You can subscribe here.
- Access keys (accessibility guides) which help visitors understand what to expect when visiting Council offices and local Neighbourhood Houses. They can be particularly useful for people with autism spectrum disorder, cognitive impairment, dementia, Alzheimer's and anyone who'd like an understanding of the physical area before visiting. Access guides for more than 20 venues across Knox are available here.
- Information on accessible playgrounds and toilets in Knox. Accessible playgrounds allow children with or without disabilities to gain access and use a variety of playground equipment.
The theme for International Day of People with Disability 2022 is ‘Transformative solutions for inclusive development: the role of innovation in fuelling an accessible and equitable world’.
Find out more about disability and accessibility at Knox.