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Australian Sign Language (AUSLAN) is the sign language of people in the Australian Deaf community.

Australia Disability Strategy (ADS)

The ADS is a national plan that aims to improve the life experiences of Australians living with disability, their families and carers.

Best practice

A method or technique that has been generally accepted as superior to any alternatives because it produces results that are better to those achieved by other means or because it has become a standard way of doing things.

Built environments

Artificial structures, features and facilities viewed collectively as an environment in which people live and work.

Changing Places

Changing Places provide suitable facilities for people who cannot used standard accessible toilets.

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Children includes young people of different ages. Children and young people have needs and wants that are separate to and different from adults.


The government of the Commonwealth of Australia – commonly referred to as the Australian Government or the Federal Government.

Disability Access and Inclusion Plan (DAIP)

Disability Access and Inclusion Plan prepared by State authorities for their own agency, department or council area.

Disability Engagement Group (DEG)

The DEG is a 12-member disability engagement group whose members have lived experience of disability and represent diverse cultural backgrounds, gender identities and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. They also represent the interests of people living in metropolitan and regional locations. The DEG provides advice on future directions of the State Disability Inclusion Plan, Inclusive SA contribute to improving access and inclusion for people with disability.

Disability Talk

An email subscription service about disability access and inclusion initiatives or consultations or relevant information on behalf of Disability Talk subscribers.

Government agencies

A government agency is responsible for the oversight and administration of specific functions across the state and is established by legislation.

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Local councils

A system of government in South Australia under which elected local government bodies (councils) are constituted under the Local Government Act 1999 (SA).


Products and services that are readily available to the public, as opposed to being applicable only to a very specific subset of the general population.

Ministers Advisory Council (MAC)

A group of people with specific lived experience who provide advice to the Minister for Human Services on relevant issues. Members of the MACs provide advice to inform government strategies, policies, and legislative reform. There are three MACs: Disability, Youth and LGBTIQA+.

Priority Groups

The Disability Inclusion Act 2018 sets out principles to ensure the specific needs of people living with disability who are Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse backgrounds, women and young people are considered when designing and delivering services and plans.

National Disability Strategy (NDS)

National Disability Strategy 2010–2020 — 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 living with disability and their carers.

State authorities

As defined in the Disability Inclusion Act 2018: an administrative unit (within the meaning of the Public Sector Act 2009 (SA), or a local council established under the Local Government Act 1999 (SA).

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Targeted Action Plans (TAPs)

TAPs are a key part of the Australia Disability Strategy and help apply an intensive focus to achieve specific deliverables for people living with disability. There are 5 TAPS.


A suite of information documents that may include guidelines, templates and procedures to assist in the completion of a task.

Universal Design

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


An online consultation hub where you can find and provide feedback on consultations open across South Australian Government. On YourSAy, the public can take part in online discussions, complete a survey or vote in polls, depending on the topic.

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26 Oct 2023
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