Disability advocate and pooch retiring
AFTER clocking up more than 1500 hours volunteering for City of Nedlands’ Disability Access Working Group (DAWG), cofounder Greg Madson and his faithful guide dog Nicholas have retired. Having lost his sight in the early 1990s, the long-time Nedlands resident has devot- ed his time to advocacy and support for people with disabilities, including his role as equity and diversity advisor at the University of WA. Mr Madson will continue his role as president of five local and national disability support organisations. He said his 15 years with DAWG had helped provide significant awareness for the access needs of local people with disabilities. “Through the Disability Access Inclusion Plan, direct advice from the working group and efforts of community development officers, access to the Nedlands environment has certainly improved for the better.”
Greg Madson with his guide dog Nicholas.