We are celebrating Disability Awareness Week (DAW) with the launch of the the City of Melville Disability Access and Inclusion Plan (DAIP) 2017-22. The new DAIP will guide our actions to support access and inclusion over the next 5 years.
Having a plan to keep improving is required by the WA Disability Services Act (1993). State and Federal legislation also protects everyone against discrimination based on disability. Disability access and inclusion is critical to a sense of community where all people belong, are included and can enjoy equal opportunity in all areas of life.
We will be focusing on access to information, events and services, facilities, participation, and employment. A summary DAIP has been produced to provide a snapshot of how we developed our DAIP and what we will be doing.
Disability Awareness Week 3 – 9 December is a week to celebrate people with disability and raise awareness about the importance of access and inclusion in our community. This coincides with the United Nations sanctioned International Day of People with Disability (IDPwD) held each year on 3 December. IDPwD is a day where we work together for the full and equal participation of persons with disabilities in an inclusive and sustainable world that embraces humanity all its diversity