Department of Human Services

Access and inclusion planning - the strategic context

The Disability Inclusion Act 2018 (SA) supports the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD) 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:

  • the South Australian Government to develop and publish a State Disability Inclusion Plan, and
  • for State authorities to develop disability access and inclusion plans (DAIPs) that relate to the specific supports and services they provide.

The State Disability Inclusion Plan and State authorities’ DAIPs will together support South Australia’s implementation of the National Disability Strategy (NDS), which is a coordinated plan across all levels of government within Australia to improve the lives of people living with disability, their families and carers.

Inclusive SA,South Australia’s first State Disability Inclusion Plan, was published on 31 October 2019.

Our DAIP sets out the actions we will take over the next four years to achieve a more inclusive South Australia. Our actions align to the key themes and priorities in the State Disability Inclusion Plan.

Page last updated : 20 Jul 2020

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