Tell us what you think about the draft State Disability Inclusion Plan content and its themes, visions and actions

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This online engagement was hosted on YourSAy from 6 August 2019 to 30 August 2019. Find out more about the consultation process. Below is a record of this engagement.

Read the draft State Plan or the Easy Read Version and tell us what you think about its vision, priorities, actions and four core themes:

  • Leading and collaborating in decision-making
  • Inclusive communities for all
  • Accessible communities
  • Learning and employment

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Melanie Smart

30 Aug 2019

This plan looks like a clear and succinct framework to improve access and inclusion in our State, with identified measures of success.

I am particularly interested in the priorities for 'Inclusive communities for all', which sets out practical and achievable steps to improve community understanding and awareness, and provide government information in accessible formats, among others. These actions would make a real difference in people's lives to ensure people of all abilities can engage in local communities and be valued for their contributions and individuality.

The commitment to relaunch the Disability Engagement Group Register and consideration of a State Government Disability Advisory Council are also interesting, which would ensure people with lived experience have a voice.

It's great to see an across government approach to access and inclusion to make sure people with disability have fair opportunities to pursue their goals and fully participate in the community.

Corina Newz

21 Aug 2019

To be more specific on the matter I mentioned in my previous message regarding ElectroHyperSensitivity, please find this useful information extracted from [EHS: Diagnosis] Guideline of the Austrian Medical Association for the diagnosis and treatment of EMF-related health problems and illnesses (EMF syndrome): "In Sweden, EMF syndrome is designated as electrohypersensitivity (EHS),
considered a physical impairment and recognized as a disability. With reference to
UN Resolution 48/96, Annex, of 20 December 1993 (UN 1993), local governments
grant support to individuals with EHS. Employees with EHS have a right to support
from their employers so as to enable them to work despite this impairment. Some
hospitals in Sweden provide rooms with low EMF exposure..."
Trusting this will help you in creating awareness and take action in helping the community!
Thank you!

Corina Newz

21 Aug 2019

I suffer from Electromagnetic Hyper Sensitivity (EHS) and I am completely unable to work or go in the community where Wi-fi or towers are emitting radiation. This plan needs to include people with disability like myself (who are already sensitive to electromagnetic radiation - a recognized medical diagnosis in Europe already) . There are already many people that can not leave their homes for long periods of time due to this radiation sensitivity and I see that this will touch more and more people in the coming years due to rapid technological "progress"... all affected in some way with the increase of wireless infrastructure in our communities. I greatly appreciate serious action in this matter. Thank you!

Kirio Crespo

13 Aug 2019

Hi. I run a web development company in South Australia that specializes in developing accessible websites based on the Online Accessibility Policy launched in May 2019 by the South Australian Government, this company has also achieved Level AA compliance from Vision Australia in April 2019. After almost three months I must confirm that the biggest frustration is community attitude. Several people don't think accessible websites are 'necessary' and don't want to know about this remarkable accessibility policy. I think education is the key to make the community understand that inclusive design is paramount to have a fairer community. I have given several presentations on this subject during the past few weeks and I have several scheduled in the next weeks on what accessibility is about, one of this presentations is at one South Australian University. Hopefully we can educate and inform the community in general through information sessions ... Education Is The Key.