Friday, 30 January 2015 13:19

Communication Accessibility at the Commission

We are pleased to announce that the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission has been awarded communication access accreditation by Scope.

This means the Commission has met the standards set by Scope to help ensure that everyone can get their message across. This is an important issue for people with communication disabilities as it can have a great effect on their access to services.

With the assistance of Scope, staff at the Commission have received training and developed resources to improve general communication skills and to assist people with a variety of communication difficulties.

We look forward to building on the work we have done to receive this award, and to help set an example for all Victorians to improve access in all areas of public life.

The Commission would like to thank Scope for their ongoing support as we aim to improve the accessibility of our services and advocate for all Victorians to do the same. If you would like to find out more about Scope’s work in the area of communication access, you can contact their Communication and Inclusion Resource Centre at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by calling 03 9843 2000.

Continuing with the theme of accessibility, now is a good time to revisit our online resource Come in We’re Accessible (accessiblebusiness.com.au). Developed as a tool to help business owners, managers and shop staff – especially those in hospitality and retail – understand their obligations under the law, the resource also gives tips on how to provide best-practice solutions for people with accessibility needs.

Taking a leaf out of this book, the City of Melbourne has begun work on constructing three access ramps as well as dedicated disabled parking spots out the front of the Commission at 204 Lygon Street.

 

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