ICC Sydney Launches Disability Inclusion Action Plan, Enhancing Accessibility

Wednesday, 03.04.2024
On World Autism Awareness Day, ICC Sydney unveiled its inaugural plan, marking a significant step towards fostering inclusivity and accessibility within the venue.

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ICC Sydney, managed by ASM Global, has unveiled its inaugural Disability Inclusion Action Plan (DIAP) on World Autism Awareness Day, reinforcing its dedication to inclusivity. This follows the venue’s previous initiatives, such as creating an Accessible and Inclusive Events Guide in 2023.

New South Wales Parliamentary Secretary for Families and Communities, and Parliamentary Secretary for Disability Inclusion, Liesl Tesch supported the development of ICC Sydney’s first Disability Inclusion Action Plan, saying: “It is pleasing to see premier venues such as ICC Sydney placing a real focus on delivering fairer, safer and more inclusive spaces for the people that pass through its doors every year. It’s a positive step forward for the millions of people visiting ICC Sydney from across the state, right across Australia and beyond our borders.”

The plan, developed with input from community partner Get Skilled Access, aims to enhance accessibility across various aspects, including digital channels and workforce training. It aligns with Australia’s broader vision outlined in the Australian Disability Strategy 2021-2031.

The DIAP focuses on four key pillars: Culture, Built and Digital Environment, Employment, and Systems and Processes. The move has garnered praise from stakeholders, including event organizers and disability advocates, who anticipate ICC Sydney to continue setting a high standard for inclusivity in Australia’s event industry.