Event Access and Inclusion Project

8 May 2014

Making events more accessible

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

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

These accessibility and inclusion initiatives identity better ways to meet the needs and priorities of people with disability through the process of feedback and ongoing consultation. It also recognises that access to venues and events may present challenges or barriers to participation for many sections of the community and a holistic approach is required to embed best practice.

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 the accessible and inclusive 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.

For more information on Event Access and Inclusion for Sydney CBD events please contact Karen Wade on 02 9228 4613 or karen.wade@dpc.nsw.gov.au. For enquires on Inclusive Infrastructure, Place making and accessible and inclusive regional event please contact Paul Nunnari on 0477 318 481 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 to better inform ongoing event accessibility and inclusion planning and delivery.

Share your event access thoughts and experience by leaving a comment below.