How can we make a difference?
We want Inclusive SA to generate meaningful change and we also recognise there is still a lot of work ahead. Achieving our vision will take time, extensive consultation and ongoing reflection. Therefore, consultation with the community will continue throughout the life of Inclusive SA, giving us the opportunity to adapt to the evolving needs of people living with disability.
In 2020, each State Government agency and local council was required to publish their individual Disability Access and Inclusion Plans (DAIPs) and establish actions to improve access and inclusion within their own context. These DAIPs were aligned to the 4 themes and 12 priority areas set out in the first Inclusive SA.
As of 2021, progress made by State Government agencies and local councils includes:
- Ensuring induction of new employees includes information about working with people with disability: 86 per cent
- Supporting young people with disability to actively participate in decision-making: 74 per cent
- Progressing upgrades to signage and/or installation of multi-media devices to improve accessibility: 72 per cent
- Facilitating meaningful volunteer opportunities for people with disability: 70 per cent
- State authorities have actions targeted to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living with disability: 62 per cent
- State authorities have actions targeted to people with disability from culturally and linguistically diverse communities: 60 per cent
- State authorities have actions targeted to women living with disability: 64 per cent
- State authorities have actions targeted to children and young people living with disability: 58 per cent.
The Disability Inclusion Act 2018 (SA) requires all State authorities to undertake a review of their DAIP at least once in each four-year period, and upon doing so, will align their actions to the new Outcome Areas outlined in this review.