Event Access and Inclusion Project

8 May 2014

Making events more accessible

Making major and community events more accessible for everyone is part of the NSW Government’s commitment to better service delivery.

The Government’s Event Access and Inclusion Project (EAIP) focuses on the needs and priorities of people with disability and those with reduced access to venues and events.

The Government’s EAIP is looking at ways to better meet the needs and priorities of people with disability. It also recognises that access to venues and events may present challenges or barriers to participation for many sections of the community.

With Australia’s ageing population, many families with young children and one in five people with a disability, access is a mainstream issue. The project’s goal is to provide guidance in the development of accessible event overlay and infrastructure, as well as the delivery of quality accessible services such as transport, well-trained staff, and clear event communications and information.

The Government is encouraging major event stakeholders to work together to mobilise existing resources, share knowledge and best practice strategies, and identify major gaps in current practices.

The Government hosted forums in Sydney and Newcastle in July 2013 and showcased the benefits of fully accessible events to business leaders, key decision makers, event organisers and venue managers in the events and tourism sector.

The forums provided an opportunity to learn about future trends in accessible events and hear examples of best practice from Australia and overseas.

For more information contact the Event Access and Inclusion Project on 02 9228 5667 or paul.nunnari@dpc.nsw.gov.au

Listen to international experts on future trends in event accessibility

Chris Holmes MBE, former Director of Integration for the 2012 London Olympic and Paralympic Games

Transcript of the presentation by Chris Holmes

Minnie Baragwanath, Chief Executive of Be. Institute, New Zealand

Transcript of the presentation by Minnie Baragwanath

Share your experiences

The NSW Government is seeking the views of business leaders, decision makers, event organisers and venue managers in the events and tourism sector, as well as event attendees and the general public.

This feedback will be used by the Event Access and Inclusion Project to better inform event access planning and delivery.

Share your event access thoughts and experience by leaving a comment below or via twitter (@DontDIS #events4all).

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