Disability Access and Inclusion Plan launched

A person reads a VEC bookletThe VEC’s Disability Access and Inclusion Plan (DAIP) 2019–23 was officially launched on International Day of People with Disability, 3 December 2019. The DAIP focuses on diversity, access and inclusion, while incorporating lessons learned from previous plans.

The DAIP 2019–23 reflects the VEC’s commitment to engaging with people with disabilities from various communities traditionally under-represented in Victoria’s democracy and lays out the priority areas for improvement.

The DAIP 2019–23 was developed in consultation with VEC staff and contractors, all VEC advisory groups, and external Victorian Public Sector staff from the Enablers Network. Based on feedback from these consultations, the VEC developed four priority areas for the new DAIP:

  • access – to premises, information and services
  • employment – including staff recruitment, training and retention
  • community – engagement and consultation
  • changing attitudes – with the VEC leading by example.

The 2019–20 Annual Report features a DAIP progress report. This includes updates on user testing and engagement with stakeholders and VEC staff.

Aligned with Strategy 2023, the DAIP is a living document that can evolve to meet the changing needs of communities. It can be accessed from the VEC website on the Access and Inclusion page, where an Easy English version is also available.