Disability Access and Inclusion

The Town of Gawler Disability Access and Inclusion Plan 2018 - 2022 aims to improve access for all and increase the number of opportunities for people with disability that live, work, play, volunteer and visit in Gawler.

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The Disability Access and Inclusion Plan (DAIP) aims to ensure that the Town of Gawler is a healthy, active, safe and engaged community and is a place that is accessible and inclusive to all. It will assist community members living with disability to feel welcome and included, to have access to adequate services and supports, and to participate in everyday activities.

The Town of Gawler DAIP is structured around the themes and priority areas of the Inclusive SA: State Disability Inclusion Plan 2019-2023, those being:

Inclusive Communities for All
Priority 1: Involvement in the community
Priority 2: Improving community understanding and awareness
Priority 3: Promoting the rights of people living with disability

Leadership and Collaboration
Priority 4: Participation in decision-making
Priority 5: Leadership and raising profile
Priority 6: Engagement and consultation

Accessible Communities
Priority 7: Universal Design across South Australia
Priority 8: Accessible and available information
Priority 9: Access to services

Learning and Employment
Priority 10: Better supports within educational and training settings
Priority 11: Skill development through volunteering and support in navigating the pathway between learning and earning
Priority 12: Improved access to employment opportunities and better support within workplaces

The Town of Gawler along with the Barossa Council, Light Regional Council and Adelaide Plains Council worked in collaboration to also develop the Barossa, Light and Lower North Regional Disability Access and Inclusion Plan (Background Document). This document includes the following elements:

  1. The role of Local Government in Disability Access and Inclusion.
  2. A snapshot of the region and demographic profile.
  3. Overview of disability discrimination, statutory awareness and aims and objectives of the DAIP.
  4. Development of the DAIP and the community engagement process.
  5. Regional priorities.

These two documents can be accessed below:

For further information or to request these documents in hard copy please email community@gawler.sa.gov.au or call 8522 9208.

When organising an event, whether it’s a small indoor meeting or a bigger outdoor community event, there are some things to consider that will make your event enjoyable for everyone.

The below document outlines some considerations that can help to accommodate people with disability. This is not an extensive list, but is a good place to start when planning your event.

Accessible and Inclusive Events Checklist