Accessibility Action Plan 2018-2021

Corporate and Culture

Action Area 1: Accessibility for the Tasmanian Community

DPAC leads and supports the State Service to deliver the Government’s priorities and services to the Tasmanian community. In this capacity, DPAC will:

No.

What We Will Do

Related DFA Action(s)

Who Will Lead

Key Dates

1.1

Consult with people with disability on the design and implementation of Tasmanian Government services, policy and legislation, and provide a feedback mechanism.

1.23 & 1.24

Policy Division,

State Service Management Office (SSMO),

Communities, Sport and Recreation Division (CSR)

Service Tasmania

Ongoing

1.2

Implement the Tasmanian State Service Diversity and Inclusion Policy and Framework 2017-2020 and develop specific plans in each Agency.

 

3.1

SSMO

Ongoing

1.3

Establish an annual stakeholder survey for community and agency stakeholders to provide feedback on progress of the Diversity and Inclusion Framework and propose new initiatives.

 

3.6

SSMO

by December 2018

1.4

Promote age-diverse and inclusive employment and workplace planning practice (in line with the TSS Active Ageing Project and the findings of the Council on the Ageing Tasmania Recruiting for Life project).

 

3.1

SSMO

Ongoing

1.5

On request, provide agencies with:

- support to interpret, implement and report on Tasmania’s obligations, including under the UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with a Disability (CRPD), and

- advice regarding any action required by the UN CRPD.

2.15

Policy Division

As required

1.6

Work in collaboration across government during the transition to the NDIS: current cross-agency work priorities are the review of transport arrangements and development of nationally consistent NDIS worker screening.

 

4.4

Policy Division

July 2019

1.7

Support the implementation of the Healthy Tasmania Five Year Strategic Plan. Healthy Tasmania has four priority areas: smoking; healthy eating and physical exercise; chronic condition screening and management; and community connections.

 

6.2

Policy Division

Ongoing

1.8

Support all Tasmanians to live healthier lives through coordinated care for people suffering chronic disease under the Healthy Tasmania Five Year Strategic Plan.

 

6.3

Policy Division

As required

1.9

Ensure events where the Head of the State Service is invited to speak use the Accessible Events Guidelines and Checklist.

 

1.6 & 1.7

Secretary

As required

1.10

Take account of access requirements in the internal layout of Service Tasmania service centres through relocation to new sites in Devonport and Launceston and an upgrade of the Hobart premises.

1.2

Service Tasmania

Devonport August 2018
Launceston February 2019
Hobart to be confirmed

1.11

Continue to use and monitor the Emergency Management Framework for Vulnerable People to assist in the development and maintenance of emergency management arrangements that:
• consider and prioritise the essential needs of vulnerable people before, during and after an emergency; and
• enable service providers to readily identify, locate and communicate with vulnerable people in an emergency.

 

1.37

Office of Security and Emergency Management (OSEM)

Ongoing

1.12

Ensure all Tasmanians have access to emergency preparedness resources by:
• continuing the translation of the TasALERT website into AUSLAN and other languages; and
•expanding the number of languages available and ensure TasALERT provides the best information in the most appropriate format.

 

1.38

OSEM

Ongoing

1.13

Assist with the development of a Whole of Government procurement framework that includes comprehensive accessibility criteria for ICT procurement.

 

1.25

Office of eGovernment (OeG) and TMD

July 2020

1.14

Develop a Tasmanian Government strategy for digital innovation and ICT that will take into account the need to ensure government digital and ICT services are accessible by customers and staff.

 

1.31

OeG and Corporate and Culture Division (CCD)

Draft for Ministerial consideration by August 2018

1.15

Endorse the Australian Government gov.au content guide.

 

1.31

OeG

December 2018

1.16

Establish and lead a cross-agency web working group.

 

1.32

OeG

Ongoing

1.17

Consider whole-of-government standards/forms/guidelines for web publishing.

 

1.32

OeG

December 2018

1.18

Undertake a pilot, at DPAC, of an online WCAG 2AAA compliant HTML service that allows for the streamlined production of accessible content on screen readers and consistent reading template for mobile devices.

 

1.34

CCD

November 2018

1.19

Ensure new Tasmanian Government templates are as accessible as possible and include ‘top tips’ on accessibility and best practice document formatting.

 

1.32

CCD

December 2018

1.20

Engage with Treasury to assist with the update of whole-of-government procurement templates to include accessibility criteria for external suppliers.

1.25

CCD

In line with Treasury’s review schedule

 

1.21

Seek opportunities to collaborate with local government, business and the not-for-profit sector to share our experience and identify new opportunities.

 

3.7

All

Ongoing

 


From 1 July 2018, the Communities, Sport and Recreation Division will become part of the newly created Department of Communities Tasmania (DCT). During the transition to the new agency, DPAC will work with DCT to monitor and report against CSR activities. All CSR actions are included in the table below.

No.

What We Will Do

Related DFA Action(s)

Who Will Lead

Key Dates

1.22

 

 

Work with sport and active recreation providers and disability service organisations to develop, support and promote opportunities for Tasmanians with disability to participate in sport, recreation and physical activity.

6.1

Communities Sport and Recreation (CSR)

Ongoing

1.23

Make the application process for a Companion Card easier by offering on-site assessments for disability support services, special schools and aged care service providers that support large numbers of people with a life-long disability.

4.9

CSR - Programs and Services

Ongoing

1.24

Work with culturally and linguistically diverse communities to ensure people with disability can access culturally responsive government services.

4.6

CSR - Policy

Ongoing

1.25

Implement the Tasmanian Carers Policy 2016 and Action Plan 2017-2020.

4.8

CSR - Policy

Ongoing

1.26

Work with the Tasmanian Aboriginal community and disability services to better understand service issues, improve data collection and service delivery for Tasmanian Aboriginals with disability.

4.5

CSR - Office of Aboriginal Affairs

Ongoing

1.27

Support regional authorities to develop transport solutions based on cross-industry, community and government consultation, to meet the needs of local communities with a focus on rural areas.

1.18

CSR - Policy

Ongoing

1.28

Procure an online e-learning package for all State Service employees to improve their awareness of the ways to support people with disability in the workplace and when conducting government business.

3.5

CSR - Policy

December 2018

1.29

Work with Tasmanian Government statutory authorities, state owned companies and government business enterprises to achieve the outcomes of Accessible Island.

1.29

CSR - in conjunction with PDAC

Ongoing