WALK IN MY SHOES, RIDE IN MY WHEELS

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LOCALS can celebrate International Day of People with Disabilities by joining in the festivities and hearing the stories and experiences of local people with all abilities in Glenorchy on Thursday 3 December.

Members of the Glenorchy Access Advisory Committee, with the support of local service providers and Glenorchy City Council, will be hosting a range of activities including a conversation café, adaptive sports, disability awareness activities, barbecue and coffee van.

The event, ‘Walk in my shoes, ride in my wheels’, will be part of a series of initiatives across southern Tasmania that will be happening simultaneously to mark the day.

Key messages celebrating people with disabilities will pop up around Glenorchy City, including the Salvation Army Division display billboard on the Brooker Highway.

The messages will highlight how people can make the community a more inclusive place to live and consider the unique perspectives that people with different abilities view the world.

Glenorchy Access Advisory Committee member Darren Frost, who is helping plan the event, said days like this were important to show the positive contributions people with disabilities make to the community.

“International Day of People with Disabilities is the opportunity to shine a positive light on what people with lived experience of disability can do – it gives everyone the opportunity to think about disability in a good light,” he said.

Everyone is invited to join the celebrations outside Glenorchy City Council on Thursday 3 December between 11am and 2pm.

For more information about the event, phone the council’s access and inclusion officer on 6216 6800.

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