• Ben Drysdale

Callout for People with Disability to participate in community consultation

Access All Areas - Justice

A community education project to improve accessibility of justice services in the ACT.

Do you have a story about the barriers faced by people with disabilities interacting with justice services in the ACT? We want to hear it!

Rebus is a Canberra based, mixed-ability theatre company that uses the interactive model of Forum Theatre as a community education and training tool around social issues. Rebus is seeking expressions of interest from people with disabilities to participate in a half-day workshop to share stories about challenges they have faced in interacting with justice services in the ACT.

These stories will then be used to develop an inclusion training program for staff from justice services across the ACT. It is important to note that justice services are not limited to criminal justice settings. They may include civil matters or any matters where legal contracts are involved such as employment or housing.

The workshop will consist of various physical activities and exercises as well as discussion, which will be adapted around the requirements of the workshop participants. Join us in this workshop and have your say about how justice services in the ACT can bridge the gap between their accessibility policies and practice.

The workshop will be held on Saturday September 14 from 1pm-5pm at the Griffin Centre, 20 Genge Street, Canberra City. Participants in the workshop will include members of the public with a disability and a cast of four actors who will be performing the scenarios, consisting entirely of people with a disability.

Each workshop participant will receive a $100 per diem for taking the time to attend.

There are limited places available in this workshop. To express your interest in participating, or if you have any questions, please contact Rebus either by email via info@rebustheatre.com or phone on 0403 815 784.

This project is funded by the National Disability Insurance Agency's 'Information, Linkages and Capacity Building' Program.

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