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Disability Access Plan

The Disability Services Act 1993 (the Act) requires all public authorities to develop and implement Disability Access and Inclusion Plans (DAIPs).

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The requirements of DAIPs build on previous Disability Service Plans (DSP), so that people with disabilities can access facilities, services and information provided by public authorities in Western Australia in a way that promotes their independence.

Implementation of the DAIP is the responsibility of all service teams within a local government authority. The Act requires all public authorities to take all practical measures to ensure that the DAIP is implemented by its officers, employees, agents and contractors.

To comply with the Act, the DAIP must reflect appropriate strategies to address the following seven outcomes in accordance with the Act:

  • People with disabilities have the same opportunities as other people to access the services of, and any events organised by, the relevant public authority
  • People with disabilities have the same opportunities as other people to access the buildings and other facilities of the relevant public authority
  • People with disabilities receive information from the relevant public authority in a format that will enable them to access the information as readily as other people are able to access it
  • People with disabilities receive the same level and quality of service from the staff of the relevant public authority
  • People with disabilities have the same opportunities as other people to make complaints to the relevant public authority
  • People with disabilities have the same opportunities as other people to participate in any public consultation by the relevant public authority
  • People with disabilities have the same opportunities as other people to be employed by the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale