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DISABILITY INCLUSION ACT 2014 - SECT 12

Requirement for disability inclusion action plans

12 Requirement for disability inclusion action plans

(1) Each public authority must, from the day prescribed by the regulations, have a plan (a
"disability inclusion action plan" ) setting out the measures it intends to put in place (in connection with the exercise of its functions) so that people with disability can access general supports and services available in the community, and can participate fully in the community.
(2) In preparing its disability inclusion action plan, a public authority:
(a) must consult with people with disability and have regard to any guidelines issued under section 9, and
(b) may consult with individuals or other entities the authority considers appropriate, including the Disability Council.
(3) A disability inclusion action plan must:
(a) specify how the public authority proposes to have regard to the disability principles in its dealings with matters relating to people with disability, and
(b) include strategies to support people with disability, including, for example, strategies about the following:
(i) providing access to buildings, events and facilities,
(ii) providing access to information,
(iii) accommodating the specific needs of people with disability,
(iv) supporting employment of people with disability,
(v) encouraging and creating opportunities for people with disability to access the full range of services and activities available in the community, and
(c) include details of the authority's consultation about the plan with people with disability, and
(d) explain how the plan supports the goals of the State Disability Inclusion Plan, and
(e) include any other matters prescribed by the regulations.
(4) A disability inclusion action plan may be a document or part of a document prepared for another purpose if the Secretary is satisfied the document or part fulfils the requirements of subsections (1) and (3).
(5) A public authority must, as soon as practicable after the day it is required to have a disability inclusion action plan:
(a) give a copy of the plan to the Disability Council, and
(b) make the plan publicly available.



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