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A range of activities and processes used in the design of services and products that involve people who use or are affected by that service or product.

Disability Engagement Group

A group of people who have nominated themselves to provide feedback on issues that are important to people living with disability in South Australia. The group is made up of people living with disability and their families and carers, and members of the community interested in disability matters.

Kurlana Tapa

The new name for the Adelaide Youth Training Centre, South Australia’s only training centre, which provides a safe and secure environment for young people in custody. Kurlana Tapa means “New Path” in Kaurna language.


National Disability Strategy 2010–2020 — the strategy is a shared commitment by all governments to work together to improve the lives of Australians with disability by guiding governments and other organisations to build the wellbeing of people with disability and their carers.

National disability strategy for 2020 and beyond

The national disability strategy that will replace the existing NDS.

People’s Advocacy Group

The People’s Advocacy Group is a group of Accommodation Services clients who work with the department and its networks around the re-shape of Accommodation Services. They test and inform decision-making around changes being made to improve the service.

State authority

As defined in the Disability Inclusion Act 2018 (SA) to include a government department, an agency or instrumentality of the Crown, a local council constituted under the Local Government Act 1999 (SA) or any other person or body declared by regulations to be included.


United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities: a human rights treaty that aims to change attitudes and approaches to people with disability. It reaffirms that all people with disability must enjoy human rights and fundamental freedoms.

Universal design

Universal design involves creating facilities, built environments, products and services that can be used by people of all abilities, to the greatest extent possible, without adaptations.

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