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>> Male Narrator: In December 2015, FACS launched its Disability Inclusion Action Plan to support the New South Wales Government's commitment to identifying and breaking down the barriers that prevent people with disability from enjoying the same opportunities and choices as everyone else.
The FACS Disability Inclusion Action plan has four focus areas: developing positive community attitudes and behaviours, creating liveable communities, supporting access to meaningful employment, and improving access to mainstream services through better systems and processes.
>> Male Narrator: We were the first government agency in Australia to achieve Disability Confident Recruiter status, showing all job applicants that our recruitment processes are accessible and inclusive.
It was the first step toward becoming an employer of choice for people with disability.
>> Male Narrator: The FACS Disability Employee Network continues to empower, encourage and promote opportunities for employees with a disability across all levels of the organisation.
We're providing young people with disability the opportunity to develop their skills through the Australian Network on Disability's Stepping Into Internship program.
>> Male Narrator: FACS is committed to providing an accessible workplace and is leading the creation of job opportunities for people with disability as part of Jobs for the Future, a whole-of-NSW Government strategy.
We are providing leadership across all levels of government and community through our See the Possibilities project and our annual Don't DIS my Ability campaigns.
In May 2017, we ran the Live, Work and Play conference to showcase the progress being made in New South Wales towards an inclusive society for people with disability and to also highlight future opportunities and challenges.
The conference attracted over 600 delegates including people with disability, all levels of government, and inclusion policy leaders, practitioners and community stakeholders.
>> Male Narrator: We are continuing to provide innovative new social housing with key accessibility features, and disability-related modifications to existing properties to allow tenants to stay in their community.
We have invested in inclusive design for our offices, to make them more accessible for both clients and staff.
>> Male Narrator: By implementing the FACS Disability Inclusion Action Plan, we're demonstrating our ongoing commitment to improving access and inclusion for our clients and staff with disability.
>> NSW Minister for Disability Services: Creating liveable communities means people with disability can lead active and engaged lives.
Access to meaningful employment is a right of all citizens.
Everyone should be able to enjoy the great opportunities this state provides for travel, sport and recreation.