This toolkit has been prepared by the Department of Human Services (DHS), drawing on information provided by State and local government agencies, people with lived experience of disability, the wider disability sector and community, and open-source disability information.
The toolkit has been developed to provide practical information to assist South Australian government agencies and local councils in planning accessible and inclusive community events, enabling people with disability to participate more fully in the community. The purpose of the toolkit is to raise awareness, provide resources and generate new ideas for greater inclusion.
The South Australian Government acknowledges the extensive resources already in place across the disability sector and in other government jurisdictions. This toolkit therefore also serves as a ‘hub’, providing links to additional resources.
This toolkit is for reference only, is not a complete guide and may be added to or added to or expanded over time. References to third parties are provided for your information only and not as an endorsement by the South Australian Government.
The intended purpose of this toolkit is to improve access and inclusion at community events for people with disability. You should always consider your own requirements and circumstances and seek professional advice where relevant.
There are four Inclusive SA toolkits that have been developed in collaboration with, and contributions from a wide range of stakeholders.
JFA Purple Orange was engaged to co-design stage one of the toolkits. Over 100 State government agencies and local councils were invited to contribute to the content. We engaged Vision Australia and Funktion as industry experts to provide an expert review.
The draft Accessible and Inclusive toolkits were released for public consultation. We received feedback from people with lived experience of disability, service providers and community groups, with a number of ideas and resources incorporated into the final toolkits.
If you have further resources that you think could be included in any of the Accessible and Inclusive toolkits please let us know.
Email DHSDisabilityInclusion@sa.gov.au .