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Tuesday, 30 July 2013

In the news ...

Technology a talking point in giving disability support
Daily Liberal, 29th July, 2013
People living with disabilities in the Dubbo region will have access to more support and services than ever before under a new initiative designed to bridge the city-country service gap.

The disability service provider Northcott has started rolling out a new program, which uses video conferencing technology to quickly link people in western NSW to specialist support services they previously had to travel hours to access ... read the full story here, on the Daily Liberal website

Ambassador for disability-inclusive development
AUS-AID,  29th July, 2013
Minister for International Development, Melissa Parke, today announced the Government’s decision to establish a new Australian Ambassador for Disability-Inclusive Development.Minister Parke said the ambassador will advocate for people with disability in developing countries to have access to the same opportunities as others and an equal say in the decisions that affect their communities. The appointment process will take place in the coming weeks.

“Australia will be the first country to have an ambassador focused solely on disability-inclusive development. We are demonstrating to the world how central the matter of disability-inclusion is to our international aid efforts,” Minister Parke said ... read the full story here.

Accessible Arts Newsletter #4, 2013 now online
The launch of Disability Care prompts us to share two best-practice examples of person-centred projects in this newsletter. Access to the arts, as audience and participants, can — and we might argue should — be included in support plans... Cheryl shares her story of how individualised funding has allowed her son, Damien Conte to develop his passion for painting ... And from the Riverina, we share the story of 8 Artists, a collaboration between emerging and established artists, with and without disability ... Accessible Arts Development Officer Sarah-Vyne Vassallo has been awarded a Churchill Fellowship to study integrated dance in the USA and Europe ... and we hope to see you at Second Skin, a showing of the 2013 work at Bangarra Dance Theatre on September 15.

Spain's Down Syndrome councillor makes history
George Mills, The Local, 29th July 2013
Spain's first-ever town councillor with Down syndrome is set to start work in the Spanish city of Valladolid on Monday, but many people with her condition in Spain find themselves unable to vote because of a legal loophole.

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