Legislation and frameworks
This toolkit is informed by the Disability Discrimination Act 1992 (Cth) (DDA) and the Equal Opportunity Act 1984 (SA) (PDF, 724KB) which promote equality of opportunity and the prevention of discrimination based on sex, race, disability and age. The DDA makes it unlawful to discriminate against a person because of disability when providing goods, services, facilities, or access to public premises. This includes venues in which events are held, and the activities, performances and services available at events
The toolkit is also informed by the principles set out in the Disability Inclusion Act 2018 (SA) PDF, (434KB), which reflect the principles in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) and the National Disability Strategy 2010-2020.
Disability (Access to Premises – Buildings) Standards 2010 are also relevant to ensure that dignified, equitable, cost-effective and reasonably achievable access to buildings, and facilities and services within buildings, is provided for people with disability.
The toolkit is informed by Inclusive Design (also known as Universal Design) principles, which ensure that all aspects of an event support human-centred design. These principles consider the full range of human diversity, including disability, language, culture, gender and age, and should be reflected in the event planning process.
They also include identifying barriers that may exist in the built environment, facilities, services and communication, and promote solutions to allow everyone in the community to fully participate.