Discussion paper

Improving accessibility and inclusivity of people with disability in a community and mainstream setting

Disability discrimination Health services accessibility People with disabilities Accessibility Public opinion Australia

This discussion paper about access and inclusion draws on a survey of 600 Australians living with a physical, sensory, psychiatric, neurological, cognitive and / or intellectual disability, and their carers. One in five survey respondents also have a chronic medical condition in addition to their disability.

The survey finds that half of the respondents don’t feel included in their community and basic things remain the biggest barriers for Australians living with disability.

The paper explains despite decades of campaigns, government policy change and nation-wide reform such as the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), the inaccessibility of our public places and poor community attitudes continue to prevent people with disability from living the life they want to.

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