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1010.0 - ABS Workplace Diversity Action Plan, 2013-2017  
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ABS WORKPLACE DIVERSITY STRATEGIES AND ACTIONS

Strategy 4: As a statistical services provider, ensure accessible services, products and data collection practices for people with disability and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds

  • Desired outcomes: ABS identifies and addresses potential barriers for people with disability and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds in the community to accessing and providing feedback on our statistical programs, services and data collection activities
  • ABS fulfils its roles and responsibilities in ensuring statistical programs, services and data collection activities are accessible, in accordance with the National Disability Strategy and Access and Equity Strategy frameworks.
Key DeliverablesMeasures and TargetsTimelineAccountability
4.1 Requested information on ABS's performance against the Access and Equity Strategy Framework in 2011-2012 is provided for the Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) 2010-2012 Access and Equity Report.
4.1.1 Review undertaken and report provided on ABS's performance against the Access and Equity Strategy Framework in 2011-2012, for consideration in the DIAC 2010-2012 Access and Equity Report (published 2013).

ABS continues to meet its obligations under the Access and Equity Strategy framework as a statistical service provider.
By May 2013Resource Centre Heads and Director Workforce Strategies Section
4.2 Information and communication systems are accessible for clients with disability.4.2.1 The ABS Website content is a mixture of text, tables and data visualisation. The ABS is in the process of transitioning compliance for text based content and is committed to ensuring accessibility options are available for non-text based content. This may mean providing alternatives to the website.Ongoing improvements, reviewed annually with the Australian Government Information Management Office (AGIMO)Directors Web Publishing Section and Enterprise System and Software Management Section
4.3 Review and assess practices for collecting data on people with disabilities to ensure compliance with the Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities article 31.1.4.3.1 Annual review shows that data collection practices comply with the Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities article 31.1.Annually (June)Director Data Collection Methodology Section
4.4 ABS data, information, services and data collection practices are responsive to the needs of people with disability in the community. 4.4.1 The ABS Service Delivery Charter remains responsive to the needs of people with disability in the community.By June 2013Director Customer Insights and Strategies Section
4.4.2 A protocol for consulting and engaging effectively with people with disability in the community and their representative organisations is developed.By September 2013Directors Communications and Ministerial Liaison Section and Workforce Strategies Section


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