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Disability Plan - Accessible communities

State Disability Inclusion Plan statement: The accessibility of the built environment, quality services and information is key to ensuring people living with disability are included and have the opportunity to equally participate in all aspects of community life. It is our aim to increase accessibility to public and community infrastructure, transport, services, information, sport and recreation and the greater community.

Action 6: Apply universal design principles to SAPOL’s sites, buildings and facilities

Objective: Apply the principles of universal design to all new builds and major redevelopment works, and plan and conduct audits of existing sites, buildings and facilities to identify opportunities for improvement and, from those audits, prioritise, schedule and implement improvements within available resources.

State Disability Inclusion Plan priority number: 7, 9.

Action 6.1: Review SAPOL’s policies and procedures to ensure the principles of universal design are incorporated into all new builds and major redevelopment works

Responsibility

  • Business Service

Timeframe

  • By 30 June 2021
  • Report in June 2021

Measurement

  • Policies and procedures are reviewed and updated

Action 6.2: Develop a plan to audit existing sites, buildings and facilities in line with principles of universal design

Responsibility

  • Business Service

Timeframe

  • By 30 June 2021
  • Report in June 2021

Measurement

  • Audit plan developed

Action 6.3: Conduct audits in line with the audit plan

Responsibility

  • Business Service

Timeframe

  • By 30 June 2021
  • Report in June 2021

Measurement

  • Audits conducted in line with the audit plan

Action 6.4: From the audit, prioritise, schedule and implement improvements within available resources

Responsibility

  • Business Service

Timeframe

  • Ongoing, initially by 31 December 2022
  • Report annually from June 2023

Measurement

  • Number of improvements made in line with the schedule (describe)

Action 7: Provide accessible information on SAPOL’s websites

Objective: Ensure SAPOL’s digital assets are accessible and available to as wide an audience as possible.

State Disability Inclusion Plan priority number: 7, 8, 9.

Action 7.1: Develop an Accessibility Review and Implementation Plan

Responsibility

  • Governance and Capability Service

Timeframe

  • By 30 June 2021
  • Report in June 2021

Measurement

  • Accessibility Review and Implementation Plan developed

Action 7.2: From the plan, implement recommendations within available resources

Responsibility

  • Governance and Capability Service

Timeframe

  • Ongoing, initially by 31 December 2021
  • Report annually from June 2022

Measurement

  • Improvements made in line the Accessibility Review and Implementation Plan (describe)

Action 7.3: Undertake future planning for the redevelopment or replacement of the SAPOL website to ensure compliance with web design accessibility standards

Responsibility

  • Governance and Capability Service

Timeframe

  • Ongoing, initially by 31 December 2021
  • Report annually from June 2022

Measurement

  • Planning occurs (describe)

Action 8: Broaden and enhance use of technology to enable better communication between people with disability and SAPOL

Objective: Review existing technology and communication options and pathways and explore new opportunities to better enable people with disability to communicate with police in the field and with SAPOL in general.

State Disability Inclusion Plan priority number: 7, 8, 9.

Action 8.1: Identify and plan for use of technology solutions that improve communication between people with disability and police officers in the field

Responsibility

  • Information Systems and Technology Service

Timeframe

  • By 30 June 2021
  • Report in June 2021

Measurement

  • Technology solutions identified

Action 8.2: Implement use of technology solutions within available resources

Responsibility

  • Information Systems and Technology Service

Timeframe

  • Ongoing, initially by 31 December 2021
  • Report annually from June 2022

Measurement

  • Technology solutions implemented (describe)

Action 8.3: Identify and plan for use of technology solutions that improve communication pathways for people with disability to contact and interact with SAPOL services

Responsibility

  • Security and Emergency Management Service

Timeframe

  • By 30 June 2021
  • Report in June 2021

Measurement

  • Technology solutions identified

Action 8.4: Implement use of technology solutions within available resources

Responsibility

  • Security and Emergency Management Service

Timeframe

  • Ongoing, initially by 31 December 2021
  • Report annually from June 2022

Measurement

  • Technology solutions implemented (describe)

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