Achieve Australia supports campaign for a more inclusive NSW

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Achieve supports the Everyday for everyone campaign calling on NSW Government to take specific steps to remove barriers to social inclusion for people with disability. 

Our Chair, Kerry Stubbs, is a signatory to an open letter detailing a 3-step action plan developed by the Council for Intellectual Disability for government to follow.  

The campaign calls on government to follow these 3 steps: 

Step 1 - make information more relevant and easier to understand to people with intellectual disability including use of Easy Read, accessible features on websites and apps while also offering “in person” options for people to get information 

Step 2 - provide far greater cognitive access to public transport through more accessible communications, user testing for transport options with people with intellectual disability, and supporting the inclusion of cognitive access measures in the national Disability Standards for Accessible Public Transport 

Step 3 – increase the level of employment of people with intellectual disability in the public service. The NSW Premier’s priority for 5.6% of public sector employees to be people with disability must cover different kinds of disability, notably people with intellectual disability. 

The NSW Government has a key role to play under the Australian Disability Strategy and the Disability Inclusion Act NSW. 

We recommend you read CID’s open letter for more detail on all these steps and support this call.