Ideas for Action

This page offers ideas for people to take immediate action to make their communities more inclusive. Some of the icons will be direct links other will be a page with a brief explanation.

Every person has a part to play in the creation of welcoming and accessible communities, regardless of how big or small the change. Here are some ideas for you to take action right now to have a positive impact in your world.

Share a TED Talk in your team meeting

If you'd like to raise issues about inclusion diversity in your workplace TED talks are a great way to share information different perspectives in team meetings. TED Talks are relatively short videos from some of the most engaging speakers around the world and are engaging, thought-provoking and fun.

There are some amazing TED Talks out there that shine a light on disability, challenge misconceptions and generate great discussions.

Here are some of our favourites to get you started. Put one on the agenda for your next team meeting: Read more...

Disability Confidence Canberra is a speaking and education program for businesses, organisations and local community groups, to equip them with information on disability, facts on disability employment, and practical tools to become disability confident.

JobAccess is a free information and advice service about the employment of people with disability. JobAccess helps people with disability, employers, service providers and the community to access information about services, financial assistance and workplace solutions. www.jobaccess.gov.au/

Everyone Everyday aims to positively influence attitudes and behaviours within the community by raising awareness about disability amongst ACT school students.

A Disability Action Plan is an outward sign of an organisation's intention to eliminate discrimination and outlines its plan for how this will be tackled. It details how an organisation is making its workplace, products and services accessible to people with disability, and informs the public how it is approaching diversity and inclusion

The Chief Minister's Inclusion Awards acknowledge the outstanding achievements of business, organisations and individuals who have clearly demonstrated their commitment to encourage, welcome and support people with a disability in their workplace, business and community.

International Day of People with Disability (IDPwD) is held on 3 December each year. IDPwD is a United Nations sanctioned day that aims to increase public awareness, understanding and acceptance of people with disability and celebrate the achievements and contributions of people with disability.