We are the proud founders of Access Keys – a way to decrease barriers, to increase enablers and to provide accurate and convenient information about accessing venues and events for all people, regardless of ability.
We strive to drive inclusive practices and improve community attitudes, demonstrating commitment to the Social Model of Disability and working toward an idealised state of authentic inclusion, attitudinal shifts and changes within organisational culture.
Access Ability Australia invite organisations to showcase their offerings and to provide improved visitor information through the use of Access Keys. Improving access to visitor information benefits not only people with disability but also the wider community. The provision of convenient and accurate information enables informed decisions to be made about the suitability of venues and events and allows opportunity for adequate preplanning to ensure smooth and enjoyable visitor experiences.
We encourage all organisations to demonstrate responsive attitudes in developing inclusive policy practices that align with the National Disability Insurance of Australia’s priorities. There are around 4.3 million Australians who have a disability. Within the next five years the NDIS will provide an estimated 500,000 Australians who have permanent and significant disability with funding for supports and services.
Addressing levels of community participation and inclusion provides important benefits and improved wellbeing outcomes for people with disability. It also provides each organisation with social and economic benefits whilst enhancing organisational image that proudly delivers a warm and embracing message to the wider community that your organisation is welcoming to all people, regardless of ability.
Access Ability Australia is proud to be working across Australia. In doing so we pay our respects to our First Nations people, the Traditional Custodians of the land. We acknowledge the Elders, past, present and emerging.