Creating a more inclusive South Australia
The first State Disability Inclusion Plan, Inclusive SA, was launched on 1 November 2019. It paves the way for a more accessible and inclusive state for all South Australians living with disability by driving change in State Government agencies and local councils.
One in five people in South Australia report living with disability. Inclusive SA sets out actions and priorities under four themes that will foster inclusion in ways that acknowledge the rights, dignity, autonomy, needs and aspirations of all people with disability. Over the next year, every state authority will develop its own Disability Access and Inclusion Plan and report annually on progress.
Inclusive SA is a direct result of input from people with disability. Consultation was critical to its development, with more than 1000 ideas contributed by participants. Community consultation will continue to ensure the actions in the plan remained relevant over time.
The plan outlines four focus areas:
- Inclusive communities for all
- Leadership and collaboration
- Accessible communities
- Learning and employment.
Inclusive SA has been led by the Department of Human Services, which will support state agencies and councils to develop their first Disability Access and Inclusion Plans by 31 October 2020.