Council Acknowledges International Day Of People With Disability
Thursday, 30 Nov 2023Griffith City Council will celebrate International Day of People with Disability (IDPwD) by raising awareness and shining the spotlight on locals, helping to break down barriers.
IDPwD is a United Nations (UN) day observed internationally on 3 December. It aims to promote community awareness, understanding and acceptance of people with disability.
The 2023 theme for IDPwD asks everyone to work together to make the world better and fairer for people with disability.
Chair of Council’s Disability Inclusion Action Committee, Councillor, Shari Blumer, said this was an opportunity to hear from residents about how they feel.
“Our Committee is committed to helping break down barriers and promote disability inclusion,” Councillor Blumer said.
“We meet monthly and are always happy to hear from members of the public who have suggestions on how we can make Griffith a more accessible community.
“Just a few of the things we’ve done this year to contribute to this is: Involvement in the Transport for NSW 16 Cities Service Improvement Program, implementing the Bins4Blokes initiative, Communication Boards for local parks, advocating for more adult change facilities and a sensory session for the Glow roller disco.
“Keep an eye out on social media to hear how Griffith people feel about IDPwD.”
Did you know?
• That the 50m pool at Griffith Regional Aquatic Leisure Centre (GRALC) has an accessible ramp and the public toilet includes an adult change facility with hoist
• Accessible public toilets are available in City Park
• The Theatre is able to remove seats in the back row to allow access for wheelchairs
• Council meetings are livestreamed with closed caption option available
• Accessible parking spaces are available in Olympic Street and Yambil Street
• Enticknap Park Griffith, Henderson Oval Park Yoogali, City Park and Borland Leckie Park all feature accessible play equipment
• The community stages in Memorial Park and the Community Gardens are accessible
• The Library holds monthly sensory movies
• The Skate Park include disabled friendly ramps and access
• Wood Park has a Communication Board installed
• Griffith Buslines operates wheelchair accessible route services in Griffith and surrounds www.griffithbuslines.com.au
• Griffith Taxis has five (5) wheelchair accessible vehicles and at least one (1) wheelchair accessible vehicle available 24/7. There are government subsidies available for eligible passengers.
You can find BINS4Blokes sanitary disposal bins in male public toilets at the following locations:
• Tourism Hub
• Griffith Regional Art Gallery
• Council Chambers
• Memorial Park
• CWA Park
• Griffith Regional Sports Centre
• Griffith City Library
• Griffith Regional Theatre
• Griffith Regional Aquatic Leisure Centre
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