The IPC supports International Day of People with Disabilities 3 December 2022
The Information and Privacy Commission NSW (IPC) supports International Day of People with Disabilities 3 December 2022.
International Day of People with Disabilities aims to promote the rights and wellbeing of people with disabilities in society and development, and to increase awareness of the situation of people with disabilities in every aspect of political, social, economic and cultural life. This year’s theme is ‘Transformative solutions for inclusive development: the role of innovation in fuelling an accessible and equitable world’.
In Australia, around 1 in 6 people (18% or 4.4 million people) have a disability. For 1 in 4 (23%) of those, their main form of disability is mental or behavioural.
The IPC supports accessibility and inclusion, and includes ReadSpeaker on the IPC website, which allows you to access information in audio form. The IPC also supports the exercise of privacy and information access rights of people with a disability, and has guides and plans including:
- the guide for NSW public sector agencies that handle personal information about adults with reduced decision-making capacity
- the IPC’s Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan which outlines how the IPC seeks to improve the way it communicates with, and delivers services to, the diverse communities of NSW.
Learn more about International Day of People with Disabilities here.