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Disability Access & Inclusion

Council's Disability Access & Inclusion Plan (DAIP) is a 5-year plan to ensure our region is accessible and inclusive for people living with disability, their families and carers.

According to the 2016 Census, just over 500 people in the Wakefield region need assistance in one or more core activity areas – self-care, mobility and/or communication – because of a disability, long-term health conditions or old age.

The DAIP guides us in the following objectives for our community:

  • Promote and protect the rights of people living with disability;
  • Seek ways for people living with disability to contribute to decision-making;
  • Ensure our environment, facilities, services and information are accessible and inclusive
Disability Access & Inclusion Plan (DAIP)

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What is accessibility and inclusion?

To make our community accessible and inclusive for all people we need to remove or minimise physical and social barriers. This includes barriers to participation in community events and activities, the operations of Council and the information, services and facilities we provide.

Accessibility of the built environment, services and information is key to ensuring people living with disability have the opportunity to equally participate in all aspects of community life. Social inclusion means the contributions and rights of people living with disability are valued and understood, promoted, upheld and protected.