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Building inclusion for people with disabilities

Our Access and Inclusion Officer is employed by Council to help us have a community that is welcoming and inclusive towards people with disabilities.

Our Access and Inclusion Program promotes inclusion by:

  • working with local businesses to promote accessibility and inclusion,
  • improving understanding about the needs and goals of people with disabilities,
  • responding to community priorities,
  • ensuring that community planning focuses on the needs of people with disabilities,
  • supporting service providers to help people with a disability to live the life they choose,
  • developing simple ways for people to access information about services, activities and consultation.

Our officer is involved in a range of activities and projects throughout the year, including:

  • the Disability Awareness in Schools Program, which employs people with disabilities to discuss their experiences with primary, secondary and tertiary school students,
  • the Sensory Friendly Film sessions- offering an environment where the sound is turned down and the light left on to create a more comfortable experience for people with autism and their families,
  • Chat & Chuckle, a fortnightly social group for people with acquired brain injury to meet others, share news and views, discuss ideas and have fun,
  • YouMeUs, an online disability awareness training program that supports and promotes inclusive environments,
  • Carers Day, which recognises the role of unpaid carers in our community,
  • co-ordinating our Disability Reference Committee,
  • International Day of People with Disability, an annual free activities day at Glen Eira Sports and Aquatic Centre supporting people to come and try a sport and see if they like it and showcasing disability sports,
  • updating of our mobility maps and Accessible Events Checklist.

 

  • What is Metro Access?

  • Metro Access Projects

For further information about our Access and Inclusion Program, call 9524 3333 or email: metroaccess@gleneira.vic.gov.au