An evening with Paralympian Amber Merritt

Media Release 16 November 2018

To celebrate International Day of People with Disability, the City of South Perth will host an evening with Paralympian Amber Merritt on Wednesday 5 December at South Perth Library.

Amber represented Australia at the 2012 Paralympics in London, playing wheelchair basketball winning a silver medal. At the free event, Amber will share her life’s story, highlighting her journey to the London Paralympics.

At the conclusion of her talk, there will be an opportunity for the audience to ask questions and speak with Amber.

At a local level, the City of South Perth is committed to ensuring that the community is an accessible and inclusive one. The City is actively creating a place where all people feel welcome and where the diverse needs and aspirations of all people are respected equally.

The City has developed a Disability Access and Inclusion Plan 2017-2021 that lists ‘seven outcome’ areas being undertaken by the City to create a more accessible and inclusive community for all, including people with disability. One of these outcome areas is ‘Access to services and participation at events’, which provides the basis for the City hosting the upcoming event involving Paralympian Amber Merritt.

At the national level, the federal government has developed a National Disability Strategy 2010-2020, which commits all tiers of governments to work together to improve the lives of people with disability, their families and carers. The Strategy’s ten-year national framework for reform focuses on better inclusion for people with disability and seeks to create a society that enables people with disability to fulfil their potential as equal citizens.

An Evening with Amber Merritt, Paralympian - Wheelchair Basketball

6-7.15pm, Wednesday 5 December 2018
South Perth Library Function Room
Cnr Sandgate St & South Tce, South Perth
Free, book now
Light refreshments provided

More information on access and inclusion is available to view here

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