The City of Bayswater is committed to providing information, services and facilities that are accessible for everyone in our community. All Council information is available in an alternative format on request.
Recent amendments (in 2004) to the WA Disability Services Act (1993) require all State and Local Government to have a Disability Access and Inclusion Plan (DAIP) City of Bayswater Disability Access and Inclusion Policy.
If you would like to inform Council about an access issue, please complete the Pamphlet – Creating Accessible Communities: on line or pick up a pamphlet at one of the City’s libraries, The RISE, Galleria Office or at a Senior Citizens Centre.
For more information please contact the City’s Disability Access and Inclusion Plan (DAIP) Officer on telephone: 9272 0621.
BrowseAloud is a service designed to increase Website Accessibility and Digital Inclusion. It is a speech enabling service that delivers the website content to residents, customers, visitors and others in need of assistive technology. BrowseAloud does this by highlighting the content of the website, and then highlighting the word as it is read aloud. It is unique in its delivery, in that all technology is provided free to the website visitor, with the cost covered by the website owner.
Visitors can listen to this website with BrowseAloud, which is free to website visitors and can be easily downloaded from the BrowseAloud Website.
More information for people with disabilities is available from the following websites:
- Disability Services Commission
The Commission provides a range of direct services and support and also funds non-government agencies to provide services to people with disabilities.
- National Disability Services (NDS)
Through the provision of information, representation and policy advice, NDS promotes and advances services which support people with all forms of disability to participate in all domains of life.
- You’re Welcome WA Access Initiative
The You're Welcome WA Access Initiative assists people with disabilities, their family and carers to find accurate and detailed access information. This information is necessary for people with disabilities to make decisions about which businesses, community services and facilities meet their access requirements.
- Independent Living Centre
The Independent Living Centre's mission is to provide independent information and enable informed choices for independent living. http://www.ilc.com.au/
- Association for the Blind
The Association provides services to people with blindness and vision impairment living in WA.
The Companion Card was developed to remove the financial barrier for people with disability who require lifelong attendant care support to participate at events, activities and venues. http://www.companioncard.gov.au/
A phone service for people who are deaf or have a speech or hearing impediment.
- National Public Toilet map
The National Public Toilet Map (the Toilet Map) shows the location of more than 14,000 public and private public toilet facilities across Australia. Details of toilet facilities can also be found along major travel routes and for shorter journeys as well. Useful information is provided about each toilet, such as location, opening hours, availability of baby change rooms, accessibility for people with disabilities and the details of other nearby toilets.
Inclusion WA is a dynamic organisation dedicated to enriching the lives of all people who may be disadvantaged, disconnected from society or living with a disability through facilitating inclusion in sport, recreation and community life.
Therapy Focus is Western Australia's largest provider of therapy and support services to children and young peoplewith a disability or learning disadvantage.
- Translating and Interpreting Service
The Australian Government, through Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS) National, provides free interpreting services to non-English speaking Australian citizens and permanent residents communicating with local government authorities on issues such as rates, garbage collection and urban services. There is also a free document translation service through TIS National, for people settling permanently in Australia. Check out the TIS website at: