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Naomi Malone, a Library reader and member of the Library's Inclusion Advisory Committee has curated an exhibition at UTS entitled 'Access Leads to Inclusion'. The exhibition runs from 6 December 2017 until 27 February 2018 in UTS Tower Lobby (Level 4) and showcases the lived experiences of students and staff members with disability at UTS.
Through a selection of text and photographs, Naomi sheds light on the voices and experiences of people with disability, raising awareness and knowledge about inclusion and access at the university. By exploring diverse abilities, the exhibition aims to remove barriers and stigma associated with accessibility needs and create greater pride in disability.
“People with disability exist everywhere. In fact, 1 in 5 Australians have a disability. Access requirements experienced by people with disability need to be met to ensure their inclusion and participation in the community,” says curator Naomi Malone. “After all, where there is access, there is inclusion.”
The event, commemorate 25 years of the Disability Discrimination Act 1992 (Cth) and marks the International Day of People with Disability.