Introducing Disability Voices Tasmania

May 24, 2019

Disability Voices Tasmania is an exciting new pilot project funded by the Department of Communities Tasmania to explore ways people with disability can come together to have a strong and collective voice.

A collective voice is when a group of people come together equally and speak together on issues that affect them as individuals and as a group.

The project will work on 4 things:

  1. Find out what people with disability and their allies think needs to be done to ensure people with disability have a strong and united voice.
  2. Look at ways in which people with disability and their allies can work together on issues that affect the rights of people with disability.
  3. Look at what training and/or resources people with disability feel they need to develop their skills and experience to have more choices in, and control over, their lives and to contribute to their community.
  4. Connect people with disability in different parts of Tasmania to relevant training and/or resources.

In this project the word ‘allies’ means parents, families, carers, advocates and community disability organisations promoting the rights of people with disability.

Events

Disability Voices Tasmania is currently piloting a range of workshops for people with disability around the state.


The first two workshops will be "Improving the knowledge and skills of people with disability to make sure we have accessible buildings and public spaces"

This workshop will provide people with the following knowledge and skills:

*understanding the key access requirements of building regulations and how access can be improved by implementing them;

*knowledge about how the building design and approval processes work;

*information on how to do something about buildings and public space that do not provide good access;

*skills to work with your local government on public space access.

Find out more and register to attend:

Hobart - Friday 28th of June - Register here.

Devonport - Saturday 22nd of June - Register here.


Learn more about Disability Voices Tasmania

Visit the Disability Voices Tasmania website

Find them on Facebook page

Contact Disability Voices Tasmania

Email: info@disabilityvoicestasmania.org.au  

Phone: 0429 488 151

Reference Group

The Brain Injury Association of Tasmania is proud to be part of the Disability Voices Tasmania Reference Group, alongside people with disability, Geraldine Robertson, Nick Bailey and David Cawthorn, and representatives from other community disability organisations, including: Association for Children with Disability, Autism Tasmania, Epilepsy Tasmania and Speak Out Advocacy.

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