NSW Disability Network Forum
This resource has been produced by the NSW Disability Network Forum to encourage better Disability Inclusion Action Plans that improve access and inclusion for people with disability.
Accessible version of this document is available here (http://www.ncoss.org.au/resources/DNF/forum/150128-NSWDNF-Disability-Inclusion-Action-Plan-Project.doc)
The NSW Disability Inclusion Plan should be an effective tool to remove barriers, and overcome disadvantage experienced by people with disability.
Representation, independent advocacy and independent information give people with disability a voice and the capacity to be actively involved in decisions that affect their lives.
They are low cost and high value: they assist people with disability to successfully negotiate the service and support system; and enable the network of generalist and specialist services, supports and resources to work effectively for people with disability. They save time, resources and effort for people and systems.
But representation, independent advocacy and independent information for people with disability in NSW are at risk.
The DNF worked from the regular version of the document and not from the Easy English version. The DNF noted, however, that the explanations provided in the easy English version seemed to have more information and be clearer than in the regular version.