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:
- Disability Awareness in Schools Program, which employs people with disabilities to discuss their experiences with primary, secondary and tertiary school students
- 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.