Disability Action Week
Queensland Disability Action Week 2023 takes place from 25 November to 2 December and celebrates Queenslanders with disability and the contributions they make to our families, communities, workplaces and economy.
This year’s theme – ‘Access ignites: it’s good business’ – focuses on increasing employment and economic participation of people with disability.
Join this free webinar hosted by the Queenslanders with Disability Network on 1 December and learn how the skills of people with disability, both as business owners and employees, are driving commercial success
Disability Action Week also aims to empower people with disability, develop a shared understanding and improve access and inclusion throughout the wider community.
We are committed to creating an accessible and inclusive city where everyone is welcome, and we are proud to promote the below activities this Disability Action Week.
Programs and resources
Braille bin stickers
We have braille bin stickers available for our visual-impaired residents. The labels stick to bins to help residents who are blind or visual-impaired to identify their general waste, recycling and green waste bins. You can request stickers by calling us 07 3412 3412 or filling in our online request form.
Active & Healthy
Our Active & Healthy program has free or low-cost activities for everyone. Activities include fitness programs for athletes with disability, chair yoga, adaptive water and aquatic activities like swimming, kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding and aqua park adventures and so much more!
We have 10 Community Gardens across Logan bringing people together to grow friendships, fruit and vegetables! Why not pop by Jimboomba Community Garden and relax in their sensory space?
KRANK school holiday program
The KRANK school holiday program has free and low-cost school holiday activities for children and teens aged 5 to 17 years. Activities include drums and percussion workshops, inclusive environmental crafts, street art workshops and more!
Kingston Butter Factory
Our cultural precinct, Kingston Butter Factory is dedicated to ensuring an inclusive and exceptional experience for all guests. There is a Hush Room that provides a peaceful, soundproof area, a Changing Places facility and hearing assistance technologies. The program of events and shows can be seen on our Logan Arts website or you can call 07 2803 4701.
Logan Art Gallery
Logan Art Gallery programs provide a range of accessible activities, including audio described tours and the Art + Dementia Program.
You can access a range of assistive technologies and accessible resources at our libraries, like large print materials, dyslexia-friendly books, audio books, large print materials, home library services, and reading and writing help. Visit our Libraries accessibility services webpage for more information.
Marsden Library has a sensory space and is hosting two events for ages 2 plus on Wednesday 29 November:
Logan North Library has several tours of their Accessibility Centre coming up on 4, 6 and 8 December. You can book through Logan libraries or phone 3541 6100.
Emergency Preparedness workshops
The Queenslanders with Disability Network and Logan City Council are currently running a series of free Person-Centred Emergency Preparedness workshops for people with additional health and support needs, as well as their carers and family, presented by people with lived experience.
The workshops are delivered in two parts. The next set of dates are:
- Part A: Tuesday 28 November, 10:00am to 1:00pm at Yarrabilba Community Centre
- Part B: Tuesday 5 December, 10:00am to 1:00pm at Yarrabilba Community Centre
We also have dates coming up in 2024 at other locations in Logan. You can register online at PCEP Workshops or call the Queenslanders with Disability Network on 1300 363 783.
An update on our Disability Action Plan
We incorporated the voices of people with disability, their friends, families, support workers, and service providers into our Disability Action Plan 2023 - 2025 (PDF 5.8 MB). The plan outlines the actions we will take to improve access and inclusion for people with disability in the City of Logan.
By completing these actions, we are aiming to improve outcomes for people with disability in seven key areas of community life:
We have made fantastic progress on the plan so far. Out of 105 actions, 19 have been completed and 31 are in progress. We’ve also delivered several additional actions outside of the plan that improve accessibility in Logan. The highlights are:
- In partnership with Carers QLD, the Community Development Program delivered disability awareness training to 8 community garden groups.
- People and Culture have partnered with JobAccess to identify opportunities to support and employ more people with disability, and to ensure our workplace is accessible and inclusive. Through this partnership, Council will be well placed to benefit from the wide range of skills, abilities and qualifications people with disability have to offer.
- 18 Active & Healthy and KRANK providers have attended disability awareness training and this will become a mandatory session for future providers, ensuring all activities in these programs are accessible and inclusive for participants with disability.
- The Logan Entertainment Centre has made physical adjustments to wheelchair seats, tables, and the Box Office counter to make visits of wheelchairs users more comfortable.
- Logan Libraries continue to update their collection, with 92 Dyslexia-friendly titles, 18 Dyslexia Readers titles and 7 Braille books available.
- The Parks team is currently working on the master plan concept for Alexander Clark Park which includes braille for visually impaired visitors, and Auslan sign language illustrations for the hearing impaired.
- In line with the Year of Accessible Tourism, Bayside Wake Park and Kingston Butter Factory will be participating in the Access Accelerator Program, an 8-week structured mentoring and guided activity delivered by Spinal Life and Cerge.