Dis­abil­ity sec­tor within arts re­viewed

Broome Advertiser - - News - Sarah Ison

The State Gov­ern­ment is hop­ing to im­prove ac­cess and par­tic­i­pa­tion in the cul­tural arts for peo­ple with dis­abil­i­ties and be­gan con­sul­ta­tions in Broome ear­lier this month.

The Na­tional Arts and Dis­abil­i­ties Strat­egy will be re­newed next year and con­sul­ta­tion was opened last month to garner com­mu­nity feed­back.

Founder of 30 Foot Drop and pub­lic speaker Ben Aldridge, who last month plunged down the Cen­tral Park build­ing on St Ge­orge’s Ter­race to raise money for a Kal­go­or­lie fam­ily, said clearer in­for­ma­tion was vi­tal.

A quad­ri­plegic for 10 years now, Mr Aldridge knows only too well the chal­lenges faced in every day life.

Face-to-face con­sul­ta­tion be­gan on Oc­to­ber 12 at the Broome Civic Cen­tre.

The pub­lic is en­cour­aged to give feed­back for the strat­egy through arts.gov.au/mcm.

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