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FMA launches Accessibility Policy

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The Facility Management Association of Australia (FMA) is proud to launch its first Accessibility Policy on 3 December, International Day of People with Disability (IDPwD).

The policy, which was developed by the Diversity Portfolio Group, seeks to create a more inclusive facilities management industry by raising awareness and engagement on disability and accessibility.

Approximately one in five Australians live with a disability. This could restrict their mental, sensory or mobility functions, and could be temporary or permanent, visible or invisible. Disabilities can affect all aspects of a person’s life, including in the workplace.

As an industry influencer and employer, FMA is committed to eliminating disability discrimination and helping to create a world where everyone is valued, supported and encouraged to participate fully and independently in the life of the Association and their own organisations.

The Accessibility Policy outlines how FMA can foster an environment where members and employers are supported, educated and provided with the right tools to make their facilities and workplaces more accessible.

FMA Chief Executive Officer Nicholas Burt said, “Facilities managers can play an important role in breaking down the physical barriers for people with disabilities and creating a more inclusive society.”

FMA Diversity Portfolio Group Co-chairs Leanne Cluley and Suellyn Ward said that this policy is another example of how the FMA is advocating for diversity to become “business as usual”.

IDPwD is held annually on 3 December to celebrate the contributions of people with disability and increase public awareness and understanding. To learn more about IDPwD and find out how you can get involved visit www.idpwd.com.au.

FMA members are encouraged to download the Accessibility Policy to find out how they make their own workplaces and facilities more accessible.

Download the FMA Accessibility Policy