How can blind people experience an art exhibition when some of the artworks appear on screens, involve paint or can’t be touched? How can colour become meaningful if you've never seen it before? How can you rediscover a medium that may seem increasingly out of reach if you are blind or losing your sight? Keep Reading
ACCESS MATTERS ADVOCACY: The Access Matters campaign, led by a group of 12 disability organisations called the Access Alliance, have been calling for accessibility legislation to help remove unnecessary barriers for disabled people. Juliana Carvalho blogs about presenting a booklet telling the stories of people who face daily barriers to Hon Carmel Sepuloni, Minister for Disability Issues.
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