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.