Town gives greater access to plan
THE Town of Victoria Park has made its disability access and inclusion plan (DAIP) 2017-2022 available to more people after producing braille and audio recordings of the new document.
Burswood-based disability services provider VisAbility handed over copies of the plan in the new formats during a presentation on January 18.
Former councillor Keith Hayes, who lost his sight at a young age, was among the drivers of the DAIP.
He said it was important for more people to be able to understand the plan.
“When you have something read to you, you don’t pick up all the detail,” he said.
“It’s an important document because not only does it provide an outline for the council, it also advocates on behalf of people living with a disability.” Former Victoria Park councillor Keith Hayes, Mayor Trevor Vaughan and Visability chief Debra Barnes with a braille copy of the disability access and inclusion plan. d478427
VisAbility chief operating officer Debra Barnes said the council was progressive for having the plan available to more people.
“It’s extremely important for people living with a disability to have access to these types of documents,” she said.
Mayor Trevor Vaughan said the council had the responsibility to ensure that everyone in the community had the same access to information.