Over 4 million Australians live with a disability. Over one billion worldwide. The Australian disability tourism market is worth an estimated 11 billion...

How accessibility makes for a more liveable city

Location:

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Australia

Venue:
Vivid Ideas Exchange, Museum of Contemporary Art, Australia
How accessibility makes for a more liveable city

Event Details

Over 4 million Australians live with a disability. Over one billion worldwide. The Australian disability tourism market is worth an estimated 11 billion dollars. Yet when it comes to liveability and city design, disability is often the overlooked part of the equation.

Liveability is a huge factor in designing better cities. It’s the central focus driving much of the innovation in Sydney, from the development of the Western Sydney hub to dealing with public transport and traffic congestion to including ‘green space’ and environmental concerns in the planning process. Creating safe, usable and accessible spaces for people with disabilities often comes last on the list of priorities.

What if we took the reverse approach to solve the accessibility part of the problem first? Would the benefits trickle down to all city dwellers? Making safer, easier to navigate and more inclusive infrastructure creates opportunities for all.

Our panel of experts explores how putting disability and inclusion at the forefront of the town planning agenda can lead to better, more liveable cities for everyone. Let's bring together people interested in liveability, architecture, innovation, technology, disability and social justice to unlock the potential of better cities by planning through the lens of disability, accessibility and inclusion.

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Access and Inclusion

  • Wheelchair accessible - Access to the venue is suitable for wheelchairs (toilets, ramps/lifts etc.) and designated wheelchair spaces are available.
  • Auslan Interpreted - Auslan interpreted events are for audiences who are Deaf and use Australian Sign Language (Auslan) as their primary means of communication. Experienced Auslan theatre interpreters stand to the side of the stage and translate what the speakers are saying or Auslan signing the text and dialogue live. Audiences requiring this service are seated in the section closest to the interpreter to ensure good sightlines.