Mapping Barriers


Australia is home to people from all over the world and with all kinds of disability. One in five people in Australia have a disability and, of those, one in four are people from people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CaLD) backgrounds with disability. This diversity, if understood and harnessed, can contribute to Australia being a more peaceful and more prosperous place for all of us to enjoy. Use the tools below and learn how to make people from CaLD backgrounds with disability feel more welcome and included into your community, your business or service.

  1. Try our Self Audit Tool to see how inclusive your current practices are. This tool will also link you to further learning.
  2. Use the Barrier Mapping Handbook to help you explore barriers that people in your community may be experiencing.
  3. Then Skill Up to learn more about connecting and communicating with people from CaLD backgrounds with disability.

Self Audit Tool
Self Audit Tool


Here at ‘Ways to Welcome’ we believe that it is everyone’s responsibility to create welcoming and inclusive communities. People from CaLD backgrounds with disability, like everyone, want to feel welcome and included. Take this Self Audit and learn about the things you do well, as well as the things you can improve on.

Barrier Mapping Handbook
Barrier Mapping Handbook


Research shows that people from CaLD backgrounds with disability face additional environmental and social barriers when it comes to seeking and accessing supports and services. Barrier Mapping is a process that involves looking at and finding ways to remove the obstacles that might prevent people from getting what they need.