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Disability Rights

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Know your disability rights

Disability rights ensure the protection and promotion of human rights and freedoms of people with disability. They protect against discrimination and include the right to equality, participation and inclusion in society, autonomy and accessibility.

Learn more about disability rights.

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The Disability Discrimination Act

The Disability Discrimination Act helps people with disability and everyone else. On the playing field and at work, at home, on public transport, online, shopping or at a festival, the Act protects, supports, and benefits us all.

Explore the Disability Discrimination Act.

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About making a complaint

The Disability Discrimination Act allows you to make a complaint and get fair treatment at work, school, home, public places or accessing services and products.

Find out how to make a complaint.

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We issue (non-legally binding) guidance and advice to assist people and organisations to avoid discrimination and meet their responsibilities under the legislation.

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Disability Rights Training

Gain a deeper awareness of disability rights, and useful inclusion strategies and tools in the workplace and daily life.

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Resources for job-seekers and employees

We've put together a collection of tools and resources for people with disability seeking employment, progressing their career or thinking about self-employment.

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Resources for employers

Explore our tools and resources to increase meaningful opportunities for people with disability, and close the gap in workforce participation.

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IncludeAbility: Equality at work

The IncludeAbility initiative supports people with disability seeking employment, developing a career or thinking about self-employment, and employers who want to create meaningful employment opportunities for people with disability.

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Disability publications

Search or browse our comprehensive collection of reports, brochures and factsheets relating to disability.

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Standards & Guidelines

The Disability Discrimination Act is supplemented by a series of (legally binding) Disability Standards and Guidelines. These provide more detail on rights and responsibilities about equal access and opportunity for people with a disability.

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Disability Action Plans

'DAP's encourage, recognise and promote a commitment to stopping disability discrimination, as well as promoting the recognition of rights for people with disability.

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Accessible Housing Project

The Accessible Housing Project aims to address the gap between the limited supply of accessible housing, and the demand that exists from people with disability.