Disability Action Week

Disability Action Week is held annually and raises awareness of how Queenslanders can play their own role in creating an all abilities Queensland.

The week acknowledges the important and varied contributions people living with a disability make to our state.

The week also aims to empower people with disability, raise awareness of disability issues, and improve access and inclusion throughout the wider community.

Disability Action Week 2021

Businesses and employers are being encouraged to support workplace diversity and inclusion during Disability Action Week being celebrated from 5 to 11 December this year.

This year’s theme Workforce diversity – open up to opportunity focuses on employment opportunities for people with disability and benefits of an inclusive workforce.

Find out more about Disability Action Week 2021.

Disability Action Week 2020

Learn how access-ability can make things better for everyone.

 

Transport

transport iconDr Kevin Cocks AM is a giant in Queensland human rights activism with a special interest in disability. Kevin acquired quadriplegia as a young man after a sporting accident.

Currently Executive General Manager, Accessibility, with the Department of Transport and Main Roads, Kevin joins Karni Liddell and talks accessibility, how far we’ve come in building an accessible transport network in Queensland and where we go next.

Communication

communication iconWhat is accessible communication? What is involved in making information accessible and why is it so important to do this?

These are some of the questions online accessibility specialist Alex Bey from Tagged PDF discusses in this podcast. He shows how accessible communication is making things easier for everyone — whether it be people with disability, older people, or people viewing content on mobile phone screens, navigating a website or buying something online. He gives practical examples of how to make online communication more accessible and improve the user experience, and the benefits this offers for all parties.

Universal and building design

building design iconWhat is universal design and why is it important in creating more liveable and accessible communities?

Dr Janice Rieger, an international expert in universal design, joins Karni Liddell to discuss accessible building design, the need to involve people with disability in co-design, and how universal design principles produce a better built environment for everyone.

Listen to the full podcast to find out how you can make your home and your communities more accessible places.

Lifelong learning

lifelong learning iconWe know inclusive education and learning opportunities are fundamental to individual development and participation. But what do these opportunities look like, and why are they so important — for people with disability and our whole society?

In this podcast, Rachel Carr from Illume Learning shares insights from her experiences from her family life and her work in the disability and education sectors. She explores ‘full’ accessibility and inclusion in education beyond the obvious things like the physical environment, to ensuring students with disability can access learning in the same way as their peers — in the way that works for them. Rachel also discusses the benefits of inclusive education, both for children with and without disabilities, and the large body of research evidence that shows this.