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Table of contents
- Lord Mayor's introduction
- Executive summary
- Our shared vision for Brisbane
- A profile of people who benefit from better access and inclusion in Brisbane
- Council's history of access and inclusion initiatives
- Reflection on Council's changing approach to access and inclusion
- How this plan was developed
- Implementation, monitoring and reporting
- An innovative local government role
They affirm the principles of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, the Local Government Act 2009 and the City of Brisbane Act 2010.
- Abilities, not disabilities. Differences in physical, sensory, intellectual and mental abilities and wellbeing are the norm of human experience. It is only in their interaction with physical, environmental and attitudinal barriers that differences in abilities come to be perceived as disabilities.
- Fundamental rights for all. All members of the community have the right to participate in the economic, social, political and cultural life of the city.
- Genuine dialogue and participation. People who experience access barriers have the right to participate meaningfully in decision-making about current and future issues affecting the city, both as a community in their own right and as members of the public with broad issues and interests.
- Improving access and inclusion for all. Improvements to the accessibility and inclusiveness of the physical and social environment will benefit the whole community.
- Judicious utilisation of resources. Governments at all levels should utilise resources in a judicious and efficient manner that considers the needs of all residents and visitors and delivers maximum benefit to the greatest number of individuals.
- The benefits of working across sectors. Governments, organisations and communities need to work together in new and flexible ways to achieve positive outcomes for the whole community, especially for individuals who are typically excluded from public and professional life.
- Universal design. Universal design allows everyone, to the greatest extent possible and regardless of age or disability, to use buildings, transport, products and services without the need for specialised or adapted features.