MoAD Celebrates the International Day of People with Disability
The Museum of Australian Democracy will be celebrating the International Day of People with Disability (IDPwD) on Saturday 3 December with free entry for people with a disability and their carers. This initiative is proudly sponsored by NICAN who will be giving all Canberrans with a disability an IDPwD Celebration Pass that provides access to a range of exciting attractions.
This year’s celebration is of particular significance for us here at the museum as it coincides with lodging our Disability Action Plan with the Australian Human Rights Commission. The plan represents our commitment to eliminating discrimination and guaranteeing equality of opportunity for all Australians with disabilities who visit the Museum of Australian Democracy. It is also the result of extensive consultation with both internal and external stakeholders to ensure that the museum develops into an attraction that meets the needs of visitors with disabilities.
At the museum we take our commitment to people with disabilities very seriously. Our staff will celebrate IDPwD with an awareness-raising workshop to mark the launch of the Disability Action Plan and discuss some of the current initiatives we are involved in to improve access for people with disabilities. Stay tuned for another post following the inaugural meeting of our Disability Reference Group in December. Meantime we look forward to seeing you here to celebrate the International Day of People with Disability.