Disability Action Plan Development and Advice
A Disability Action Plan is a formal document with particular requirements that is usually lodged with the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission (HREOC). It is an outward sign of an organisation’s intent to eliminate discrimination and their plan for how this will be tackled.
Disability Action Plans can allow an organisation to achieve a number of aims. At one end of the spectrum it can reduce the likelihood of discrimination complaints and the costs that go with this. It can assist in making your workplace, products and services more accessible to people with disabilities and also help to identify customers that you are missing due to problems of accessibility. An Action Plan is important in what it tells the public about how your company thinks and what it stands for.
The process of preparing an Action Plan is as important as the impact of raising your company’s profile when you submit it and communicate it. Undertaking this process systematically will ensure that the legal requirements of the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) (1992) are met as well as ensuring your plan will be supported and implemented internally.
How can the Australian Network on Disability (AND) assist?
AND can assist its members to create a Disability Action Plan. The extent and nature of support will depend mostly on your resource availability, timeframe for publishing the plan and experience within your organisation.
If you are already a member see our members only section for more information on developing your Disability Action Plan, or contact your Relationship Manager.
If you are not a member, find out how to join.