Access Keys, the brainchild of our team, is a means of reducing obstacles, enhancing opportunities, and delivering user-friendly guidance on how to access venues and events, irrespective of an individual’s abilities, which fills us with pride as its creators.
Our goal is to promote inclusive practices and foster positive attitudes in the community, exemplifying our dedication to the Social Model of Disability. This involves bringing about changes in organisational culture and encouraging shifts in attitudes.
Access Ability Australia is encouraging organisations to utilise our broad range of products to improve visitor information and experiences. Not only will individuals with disabilities benefit from improved access to visitor information, but the wider community will also reap the rewards. Improved information allows for informed decisions to be made about the suitability of venues and events whilst providing an opportunity for sufficient pre-planning to ensure seamless 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.
Fostering higher levels of community participation and inclusivity yields significant social and economic advantages. Moreover, it generates both social and economic benefits for organisations, while simultaneously enhancing their image by conveying a warm and accepting message to the wider community that they welcome individuals of all abilities.
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.