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Twenty staff members at the City of Canterbury Bankstown recently completed Auslan Training, as part of continued efforts to implement key actions in Council’s Disability Inclusion Action Plan (DIAP).
During the seven-week course, staff members learnt the alphabet, numbers, simple phrases and greetings, and how to sign amounts of money. The second session, for another 20 staff members, will commence later this year.
The DIAP sets out practical steps Council needs to take, to promote equal rights and improve opportunities for residents living with disability. Other actions completed in the first half of this year include:
Mayor Khal Asfour said the DIAP was developed following extensive consultation with people with disability, their supporters, services and other residents.
"Our residents told us we need to improve our communication; better educate our community leaders; make our City more accessible and liveable; and advocate for equal employment," he said.
"We have more than 23,000 residents who need help in their day-to-day lives, due to disability, which is almost seven per cent of our population.
"It’s vital our City is a place where all our residents feel at home and our visitors love coming to."
There are several programs, events and initiatives, which form part of the DIAP, yet to come. Over the next six months, Council will:
For more information about the DIAP, visit cb.city/diap
26/06/2018 2:44 PM