Panel members and City of Sydney employees observed one minute of silence in respect of the passing of Leonie Jackson. Leonie's passion and advocacy of Deaf culture and her contributions to the panel will be remembered.
City of Sydney employees presented the draft inclusion (disability) action plan, including priority issues identified and the draft actions. The panel provided feedback on the draft actions and commended the thorough plan.
The panel also discussed the impacts of Covid-19 for people with disability. It noted it’s critical that access to information is available to all people with disability in various alternative formats. Particularly about the rollout of the Covid-19 vaccination, especially for people using Braille and for the Deaf and hard of hearing community.