At DFES, we are committed to ensuring that anyone who seeks information, needs emergency services, visits, volunteers or works for us is provided with equal and equitable opportunities, and may assume the rights and responsibilities enjoyed by all people within the community.
To ensure that barriers to access and inclusion are identified and redressed as quickly as possible, we consult and work with people with disability and relevant disability support to minimise the impact of these barriers. Furthermore, we take all reasonable measures to ensure our plan is implemented purposefully and meaningfully.
The DFES Disability Access and Inclusion Plan (DAIP) focusses on and reinforces the importance of being mindful in terms of the planning, consulting and delivery of services to people with disability.
It is important to DFES that people with disability have the same opportunities as other people to obtain and maintain employment with us. We are actively working on removing barriers to recruitment, providing reasonable workplace adjustments and providing an inclusive and supportive workplace.
It is important to DFES that people with disability receive information from us in a format that will enable them to access information as readily as other people are able to access it. Accessible information also benefits people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, people with low literacy and seniors.
When considering information, we look at the different avenues including signage, printed material, presentation and websites.
DFES is committed to ensuring people with disability have the same opportunities as other people to access services provided by DFES, including: