International Day of Disability


Sunday, 3 December 2017 - 1pm to 2pm


  • General Admission: FREE
  • State Library Friends Member: FREE

Price includes fees.


Dixson Gallery, Level 1

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International Day of Disability

Sarah Houbolt talks about making spaces inclusive

To mark the International Day of Disability 2017 the Library welcomes performer, arts manager and diversity advocate Sarah Houbolt as she discusses accessibility and how we should think about designing our spaces.

Born in North Queensland, Sarah began her dialogue around disability at age five, with her first media interview.  Sarah is a Paralympian and a freak show performer. Her performance credits include Cirque du Soleil. She was the manager of Arts Activated 2016, and a speaker at the Sydney Opera House’s Festival of Dangerous Ideas 2016, and TEDx Sydney 2017. Sarah works with the University of Technology Sydney from its Equity and Diversity unit, coordinating central staff and student accessibility policy responses across the University. Her work champions the importance of cultural leadership and getting specific around how we look at accessibility in cultural and community life, with a special interest in disability history. 

This event will be presented with captions and an AUSLAN interpreter.


Auslan symbol of hands signing

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