NICAN have been around for donkey’s
They are the “disability go to people” who administer the Qantas Carer Concession Card and also have National focus on leisure and travel.
Whilst in Canberra last week I met up with guy from NICAN and he was telling me about a new resource called.
Not just a catchy name but a great planning tool for service providers and people with disabilities alike to increase skills and confidence when developing lifestyle/leisure plans
This planning kit provide support to.
- Undertake a self-audit, with tips, tools, checklists and examples
- Develop an action plan including a shell action plan with project owners, timeframes, deliverables and commitments
- Develop a checklist for inclusive events covering issues ranging from accessible parking to inclusive communications
There’s a lot to it which is to be expected as it covers off on all disability types.
I believe the real value in it is not necessarily around travel or leisure but also for those people involved in “person centred planning” check it out.
Those wondering what NICAN acronym stood for, as I did?
It is, the National Information Communication Awareness Network.
A quick friendly dig, I had to go to Acronym Finder to find this outâ€¦..(A great site I discovered whilst researching this story, not related)