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Access & Inclusion

Resources

Advice for business operators

City of Adelaide has developed a resource which provides a range of simple ideas for improving the accessibility of your business. Small improvements to the accessibility of a business can create new opportunities to increase customers and revenue.  The resource is available in English, Vietnamese, Chinese Traditional, Chinese Simplified and Japanese.

Please click on the links below to view the resource. Please contact 8203 7001 for any further information or if you wish to discuss any plans to make changes to a business premise. 

Access and Inclusion Advisory Panel members

Photo of current members of the Access and Inclusion Panel

L-R back: Vesna Thon (City of Adelaide), Sue Lyons (Disability SA), Amardeep Singh (Spastic Centres of South Australia)- (resigned), Martin Sawtell (Access2Arts), Lord Mayor Martin Haese, Tom Steeples, Tony Starkey (Royal Society for the Blind), Nicola Stratford & Michele Saint Yves

L-R front: Neil Sachse, Fiona Snodgrass, Toula Pirone (Council on the Ageing SA) & Phillip Kiosses

Absent: Peter Skjott (Guide Dogs SA/NT)

Adelaide Central Market site visit

Some of the members of the Access and Inclusion Advisory Panel discuss the plans for the installation of an accessible toilet & parent's room at the Central Markets
Some of the members of the Access and Inclusion Advisory Panel discuss the plans for the installation of an accessible toilet & parent's room at the Central Markets

Some of the members of the Access and Inclusion Advisory Panel discuss the plans for the installation of an accessible toilet & parent's room at the Central Markets
Some of the members of the Access and Inclusion Advisory Panel discuss the plans for the installation of an accessible toilet & parent's room at the Central Markets

City of Adelaide staff, some members of the Access and Inclusion Advisory Panel and architects from Swanbury Penglase at the Central Markets
City of Adelaide staff, some members of the Access and Inclusion Advisory Panel and architects from Swanbury Penglase at the Central Markets

International Day of People with Disability 2015

Two activities were hosted by ACC to celebrate including:

  • Human Library Project: A Human Library differs only from any other library in that the books to be borrowed are people. View the Human Library Project brochure or plain text version (DOCX). 
  • Hypothetical Discussion Panel: Alongside five knowledgeable panellists our facilitator Claire O’Connor SC explored what it’s like to experience the City as someone with disability. The recording of the discussion panel is available to view here (1 hour 29 minutes) or view the transcript (DOC)

Strategy

The Access and Inclusion Strategy sets out the Council’s commitment to making the City a welcoming and inclusive place for all people to enjoy.

The Strategy aims to complement the directions of South Australian and Australian Government policy and help Council move toward a best practice model for access and inclusion planning, with a particular focus on better outcomes for people with disability. It provides a strategic framework that will guide Council staff and partners in the development of key actions within each program area (department) of Council through annual planning.

Case Study Projects

Each year four access and inclusion case study projects are supported by the Access and Inclusion Advisory Panel. The case study projects aim to demonstrate how targeted engagement and specialist advice during the development and delivery stage of projects can lead to improved outcomes. Write ups for each case study are available by clicking on the name of the projects below.

2015/16

2014/15

2013/14

Access and Inclusion Advisory Panel

The Access and Inclusion Advisory Panel is a key component in the effective delivery of actions associated with Council’s Access and Inclusion Strategy. The development of the Panel is one of a number of Council’s strategies for linking to people’s lived experience of the City, alongside other targeted engagement opportunities and partnerships with the disability sector. The Panel meets quarterly to help shape the access and inclusion outcomes for key projects across the City. They are also involved in facilitating the annual consultation workshop,

Read meeting summaries here.

Access and Inclusion Consultation

Each year around November to December, Council invites City users, residents and visitors to share feedback on access and inclusion priorities for the City. Feedback helps shape planning for the coming year and in particular helps determine where the focus could sit for annual access and inclusion case study projects.

Read some of the feedback received to date.

International Day of People with Disability

International Day of People with Disability (IDPwD) is a United Nations sanctioned day that aims to promote an understanding of people with disability and encourage support for their dignity, rights and well-being. Each year Council celebrates in a different way. In 2014, we created a series of videos with Access2Arts to give voice to the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilitiesview them here.

Find out more about how the day is celebrated around Australia.

Recharge Points for Electric Mobility Devices

City of Adelaide has partnered with Recharge Scheme Australia to facilitate the establishment of free recharge points for electric scooters and wheelchairs across the City and North Adelaide.

View a map of recharge point locations (1.8MB) and visit the Recharge Scheme website for the most up to date listing and to see photos, descriptions and opening hours of locations.

The recharge points are kindly provided by local businesses and organisations. To sign up your location to provide a point please contact the Community Programs Planner at z.drechsler@cityofadelaide.com.au or 8203 7929.

For more information about Recharge Scheme Australia please visit www.rechargescheme.org.au

Bonython Park - An Accessible Play Space

In December 2012 Council launched a new universally designed place space where children with disability can play alongside their friends and family. The play space features play elements such as swings and a roundabout where wheelchairs users and children with mobility limitations are supported to play

Check it out here.

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