City staff celebrate Disability Awareness Week
The City's staff celebrated Disability Awareness Week, which runs from 27 November to 3 December 2016, with activities and a presentation on vision impairment from local optometrist, Karyn Campion, Guide Dogs WA, Multiple Sclerosis WA (MSWA) and Curtin University Occupational Therapy students.
The hands-on activities were organised by the City's Community Development Officer and Inclusive Community Advisory Group (ICAG) and helped raise awareness of the barriers that people with disability face every day and provided some insight into what we can do as a local government to reduce those barriers.
Disability Awareness Week aims to promote access to all community events for people with disability; advocate for the rights of people with disability and support the artistic, cultural and sporting aspirations of people with disability. The week also provides an opportunity for service providers to distribute information regarding their services and activities. It aims to encourage the community to think more broadly and creatively about what people with a disability can accomplish and how they can contribute to the diversity and fabric of our community.
Find out more about Disability Awareness Week.
Disability Awareness Week workshop with (left to right) City's Community Development Officer, Deena Appleby, Curtin University OT student, Vanessa Washbourne, Guide Dogs WA, Margie Bradley and Donna Shaw with guide dog Gidgee, and Chair of ICAG, Damien Hill.
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