This suite of fact-sheets was designed to help arts organisations that are developing or updating their Disability Action Plans.
It was adapted by Access2Arts and Arts Access Australia using the Arts Council of England’s ‘Action for Access’ tool-kit and research into Australian legislation, contexts and resources.
To start work on your own Disability Action Plan, we suggest that you:
There are 11 fact-sheets in total, which include:
Covers what is best practice in undertaking Disability Action Planning as outlined under the Disability Discrimination Act.
Outlines the types of language to use when talking about or to people with disability, communicating face to face, and how to promote good customer care.
Covers the basics of accessible signage and websites.
An overview of the basics of consulting with people with disability and the types of individuals and organisations to consult.
Outlines the Australian legislation, planning and policy that underpin Disability Arts practice and disability equaity.
Describes two contrasting models for thinking about disability.
Covers the basics surrounding recruiting employees with disability and working with arts practitioners with disability.
Addresses the different strategies to undertake in order to market to people with disability and to build a more diverse audience base.
Describes how to approach programming work by people with disability and how to make work more accessible for everybody.
Outlines the access symbols available for use in signage, information and marketing materials.
Provides an overview of checklists available for use when conducting a review of your organisation’s accessibility.
The Planning Access factsheets were funded by the Australian Government through the Department of Regional Australia, Local Government Arts and Sport and managed by Arts Access Australia. Access 2 Arts undertook the research and created these factsheets.