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City of Sydney wants feedback on Disability Action Plan

The City of Sydney is inviting feedback on its new Disability Action Plan intended to make the city more inclusive and accessible.

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The plan includes strategies to ensure services, programs and events are inclusive for everyone, including people with less visible disabilities.

It sets out four key directions, determined by the NSW Government, for meaningful outcomes for people with a disability with priority actions to be taken over the next four years.

These actions include:

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  • address the lack of understanding faced by people with less visible disabilities
  • ensure services, programs and events are inclusive for everyone, including people with less visible disabilities
  • upskill people to recruit and retain diverse employees, including people with disability, and develop a culture of diversity and inclusion.
  • provide inclusive and accessible programs, services and events
  • continue to improve access in community facilities and public domain spaces and infrastructure
  • provide accessible and inclusive communications, and decision-making and engagement opportunities.

“This action plan will help strengthen our practices, broaden our understanding of disability and ensure that inclusion is embedded in everything that we do,” Lord Mayor Clover Moore said.

“Through our consultation, it’s clear one of the key roles we have to play is helping raise community understanding of people with less visible disabilities, including people with mental health conditions, people with autism and people with intellectual disability.”

The draft plan is available in a range of accessible formats including a tagged accessible PDF, large print and Easy English and there is an Auslan video providing an overview of the plan. Alternative formats can be provided on request. The plan will be presented to Council for adoption on June 28.

To submit feedback go to:  draft inclusion (disability) action plan 2021–2025 by June 14, 2021.