The right to participate
The South Australian Government recognises that people living with disability face many barriers within society including ongoing exclusion and discrimination. People living with disability have the right to full participation in society and we must do all we can to remove those barriers, including raising awareness about disability, challenging and changing attitudes and behaviours, being actively inclusive and rejecting all forms of discrimination.
Direct discrimination happens when a person, or a group of people, is treated less favourably than another because of their background or certain personal characteristics. For example: Refusing a person use of a taxi or bus because they are accompanied by an assistance dog.
Indirect discrimination also occurs when a rule or policy applies to everyone, but has the effect of disadvantaging some people due to a personal characteristic they share. For example: Providing event information in a form that does not cater for neurodiversity or people with communication difficulties.
Using inclusive wayfinding and signage will help remove barriers to participation and reduce opportunity for direct and indirect discrimination.