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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
|1987||Collaboration with occupational therapists from Royal Brisbane and Greenslopes hospitals to make access modifications to buses.|
|1989||Construction of Australia's first Braille trail in the Queen Street Mall, a tactile pavement for the orientation of pedestrians with low vision.|
|1993||Commitment to purchase only low floor buses and accessible CityCats and to design accessible bus stops and ferry terminals.|
|1995||Internal Disability Reference Group established, advising on Council policy and practice.|
|1997||Suburban Centre Improvement Projects began incorporating disability access audits prior to design.|
|1999||Refurbishment of Queen Street Mall according to Disability Discrimination Act guidelines and with broad disability sector consultation.|
|2003||Council won the Prime Minister's Disability Award for the Reasonable Adjustment and Recruitment and Selection policies.|
|2005||Transport and Traffic audit of all bus stops for disability access.|
|2007||Memorandum of Understanding signed with WorkFocus Australia to promote and support Council's employment of people with a disability.|
|2009||Vision Australia commissioned to assess the accessibility of Council's website and documents. Accessibility changes implemented in the new Content Management System.|
|2010||Fully accessible swimming pool and change room at Colmslie Pool wins Inclusive Communities Award from the Spinal Injuries Association.
Access Improvement Program launched, directing revenue from fines for parking illegally in disability parking areas to initiatives improving access.