This page includes information on the Shire of Denmark's Disability Access & Inclusion Plan (DAIP) and provides the following links to additional information:
The DAIP 2013 – 2018 builds on the capacity for people with disabilities to access services, facilities and information in a way that promotes independence, opportunities and inclusion in the community and promotes participation in decision making processes.
Download a copy of the Shire of Denmark's Disability Access & Inclusion Plan 2013 – 2018
The Plan includes:
- Information on Council functions, facilities and services (both in-house and contracted).
- A policy statement about Council’s commitment to addressing the issue of access for people with disabilities, their families and carers.
- A description of the process used to consult with people with disabilities, their families and carers and disability organisations and relevant community groups.
- The identification of objectives and strategies to overcome barriers that people with disabilities identified during the consultation process.
- Dates and the identification of the persons responsible for the proposed strategies.
- A method of review and evaluation of the plan.
- Information about how the plan is being communicated to staff and people with disabilities.
Access & Inclusion Policy Statement (P110710)
The Shire of Denmark is committed to ensuring that the community is an accessible and inclusive community for people with disabilities, their families and carers.
The Shire of Denmark interprets an accessible and inclusive community as one in which all Council functions, facilities and services (both in-house and contracted) are open, available and accessible to people with disabilities, providing them with the same opportunities, rights and responsibilities enjoyed by all other people in the community.
The Shire of Denmark recognises that people with disabilities are valued members of the community who make a variety of contributions to local social, economic and cultural life. The Shire believes that a community that recognises its diversity and supports the participation and inclusion of all of its members makes for a richer community life.
The Shire of Denmark believes that people with disabilities, their families and carers who live in country areas should be supported to remain in the community of their choice.
IMPROVING ACCESS IN THE COMMUNITY
The Disability Services Commission have published a document to assist people to provide feedback to State and Local Governments of good access and of current access and inclusion difficulties.
Download the Improving Access in the Community brochure.
ALTERNATIVE FORMATS FOR COUNCIL INFORMATION
Information from Council can be made available in alternative formats upon request.