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Supporting documents

A collection of national and international legislation, protocols, standards and other relevant documents in the area of disability services

Disability Services Act 2006: The Disability Services Act 2006 took affect on 1 July 2006. The Act provides the strongest foundation Queenslanders have ever had for promoting the rights of people with a disability, increasing their wellbeing and encouraging their participation in the life of the community.

Queensland Disability Plan 2014-19 (PDF 784 KB): Enabling choices and opportunities : The Queensland Government released the new five year Disability Plan late December 2013. The main focus of the plan is to prepare Queensland for the introduction of the National Disability Insurance Scheme and make mainstream services and sectors accessible and inclusive.

2010-2020 National Disability Strategy: A ten year national plan for improving life for Australians with disability, their families and carers.

ALIA Library and information services for people with a disability: ALIA policy to promote and improve services provided by all kinds of libraries and information agencies.

ALIA Guidelines on library standards for people with disabilities: The aim of these guidelines is to provide benchmarks for an acceptable minimal level of service which can be used by all libraries in analysing the current level of service, in facilitating forward-planning and in developing strategies for more-effective services.

Anti-Discrimination Act 1991 (PDF 829 KB)(Qld)

Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities: Comprehensive human rights treaty from the United Nations clarifying how all categories of rights apply to persons with disabilities.

Disability Discrimination Act 1992

Queensland Public Library Services: Disability Services Standard  (PDF 87.3 KB): Provides standards and guidelines for developing library resources and and services that offer barrier free access and encourage inclusiveness and participations for people with disabilities.
Last updated
23rd September 2015