Disability Information & Counselling
To contribute to the achievements, social and economic equity for people with disabilities.
To promote the vision through the principles of the independent living approach which are; Self-governance,
self-help, self-determination, community (grass roots) based, choice, control, autonomy, empowerment.
- To be an organization offering opportunities to people to live their lives to the full;
- To promote Universal Design and new access technologies and initiatives;
- To offer opportunities for people with disabilities to learn skills necessary for successful integration
into the community including economic opportunity;
- To develop and implement services, programs and activities that empower individuals rather than
- To recognise that people with disabilities have the right to take control of their own lives though
increased knowledge and examination of options, making informed choices, and taking calculated risks.
DISABILITY ACCESS CONSULTING SERVICES
The main disability access services we provide Australia wide include:
Assess and audit built environments for access barriers and compliance with current standards and codes.
Design; document; cost estimate; obtain planning and building approvals and project manage, built disabled access solutions, including but not limited to domestic housing, aged care and nursing home buildings, medical facilities, heritage buildings, recreational reserves and parks, educational facilities, commercial and institutional buildings, and workplace accommodations.
Provide advice to commercial and government agencies on Accessible Tourism ideas, opportunities and solutions.
Provide interior design and advisory services for potential colour-blindness, and technical opportunities for people with hearing difficulties.
Prepare disabled persons evacuation plans for buildings and liaise with individuals, communities, emergency services and governments for natural disaster evacuation plans for people who are disabled, aged and/or infirm etc.
Develop Mobility Maps, outlining all local access facilities using the latest Maptitude Geographic Information System (GIS) software.
Work with clients, communities and stakeholders and prepare Disability Access and Inclusion Plans (DAIP), then lodge these with the Australian Human Rights Commission.
Provide expert advice and plans for accessible festivals and events.
Provide expert advice and advocacy for complainants to the Australian Human Rights Commission against disability discrimination.
Collaborate with the accessible opportunities offered by the Changing Places initiative in Australia.
Offer advice for the development of Australian Standards relating to Disability Access.
Undertake certified Disability Discrimination Act training and access awareness workshops.
Provide web links relating to services, service providers and organisations which may be beneficial to people with a disability and or their carers.