The Western Australian Electoral Commission has a commitment to its Disability Access and Inclusion Plan (DAIP) to ensure its services, information and facilities are accessible and inclusive for people with disability.
This plan includes strategies for the 2017 State General Election and the upcoming local government elections, to help ensure people with disability have equal opportunity to participate in the electoral process and have a positive experience when doing so. The DAIP aims to promote independence, opportunities and inclusion for people with disability.
The Commission has recently updated its DAIP 2016-2021, following consultation with the community and the Disability Services Commission.
The Commission is presently committed to achieving the following outcomes:
Outcome 1: People with disability have the same opportunities as other people to access the services of, and any events organised by, the Commission.
Outcome 2: People with disability have the same opportunities as other people to access the buildings and other facilities of the Commission.
Outcome 3: People with disability receive information from the Commission in a format that will enable them to access the information as readily as other people are able to access it.
Outcome 4: People with disability receive the same level and quality of service from the staff of the Commission as other people receive from the staff of the Commission.
Outcome 5: People with disability have the same opportunities as other people to make complaints to the Commission.
Outcome 6: People with disability have the same opportunities as other people to participate in any public consultation by the Commission.
Outcome 7: People with disabilities have the same opportunities as other people to obtain and maintain employment with the Commission.
We welcome feedback on our DAIP from interested groups or individuals in the community. If you would like to contribute, contact the Commission.