Department of Human Services

Access and inclusion planning: the strategic context

The Disability Inclusion Act 2018 (SA) (Act) supports the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities acknowledging that people living with disability have the same human rights as other members of the community.

The Act also establishes a framework to support a whole of Government approach to improving the inclusion of all South Australians living with disability. To achieve this, the Act requires all State authorities to develop and publish disability access and inclusion plans (DAIPs) that relate to the specific supports and services they provide.

The State Disability Inclusion Plan 2019–2023: Inclusive SA (Inclusive SA) and State authorities’ DAIPs will together support South Australia’s implementation of the six outcome areas within the National Disability Strategy 2010–2020, which are:

  • Inclusive and accessible communities
  • Rights protection, justice and legislation
  • Economic security
  • Personal and community support
  • Learning and skills
  • Health and wellbeing.

This is a coordinated plan across all levels of government within Australia to improve the lives of people living with disability, their families and carers, and to provide leadership for a community-wide shift in attitudes.

Inclusive SA was published on 31 October 2019 and provides a vision for South Australia that is accessible and inclusive of all the community, and where people living with disability are valued and treated with respect. Inclusive SAhas 12 priority areas, set within four themes:

  • Inclusive communities for all
  • Leadership and collaboration
  • Accessible communities
  • Learning and employment

Our DAIP sets out the actions we will take over the next four years to achieve a more inclusive South Australia and aligns closely to the four key themes and priorities in Inclusive SA.

Page last updated : 21 Oct 2020

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