The future is inclusive
We all want to be an ally for people with disability. But we don’t always know how. By listening to the perspectives of people with disability, this ten-part series gives insiders’ perspectives and advice to allies on how to “tool up” and make the world a richer and better place through supporting inclusion.
Hosted by Cara Matthews with co-hosts Ruth O’Brien and Suzy and Alison Procter and featuring a variety of guests including Senator Jordan Steele-John, Sue Salthouse, Dougie Herd, Yenn Purkis, and Craig Wallace.
Produced by Kim Lester
Funded by the ACT Office for Disability
Things to do at home
10 fun accessible game and activity apps
Disability Horizons put together a list of 10 fun accessible game and activity apps for people with disabilities.
Ready to explore? Check this page for more information.
Easy-to-read magazine for people at home
Easy for Me is a new magazine released by The Information Access Group, designed to give people ideas for keeping busy and staying connected while they stay at home.
Cheers! The (virtual) happy hour connecting the blind community
Blind Citizens Australia (BCA) is launching daily virtual happy hours to connect community members who are blind or visually impaired. The Happy Hours will run from 11am on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, and from 7.30pm on Tuesday and Thursday.
You can read more about this initiative, including how you can join, on the BCA website. For future updates check the BCA Facebook page.
FriendLine is a free volunteer operated chat service for anyone who wants to connect and have a friendly chat.Find on more on the FriendLine website.
Angel Next Door
A free community platform has launched to help people help their neighbours who are isolated during COVID-19.
Angel Next Door is designed to assist people with grocery shopping, help around the house, dog walking and other general tasks.
Events and activities
Inkrewsive is a very unique program which supports artists to gain skills, become independent and receive occasional payment from performing in public gigs etc. Participants engage in professional art making experiences working with rap, beat making, dance and making music video clips. If you’re into hip hop and you’re looking for a crew to make friends, learn skills and be part of Melbourne’s most accessible hip hop team Contact inkrewsive
Dance & Roll Sessions Are Back
You can now register to Dance & Roll in 2021. This year you can participate onsite or online! On Thursdays you can attend sessions at the Darebin Arts Centre. Monday sessions are held on Zoom.
To register or get more information check the Dance & Roll Facebook page or call Rocca on 0408 523 742.
Weave Movement Theatre
As well as producing new works, Weave present workshops and training days designed to engage people with a disability in the arts and build the capacity of the arts sector to include people of all abilities.
Weave workshops aim to encourage people with and without a disability to explore new ways of moving, to be creative and challenge assumptions about the abilities, ideas and possibilities of working with people who have a disability. These workshops and training days are available for:
- organisations which work in the field of disability and/or the arts
- people with a disability
- recreation workers, and
- dance practitioners