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Social Inclusion Week – CONNECT, COLLABORATE & CELEBRATE!

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Social Inclusion Week, held 20 – 28 November 2021, aims to help all Australians feel included and valued, allowing everyone to participate fully in society.

Social Inclusion Week is about connecting local communities, workmates, family, and friends to build and strengthen relationships or networks and address the isolation and exclusion of those who may be marginalised.

Check out some fabulous and inclusive activities below:

Inclusive play

Inclusive play spaces ensure all kids can engage in play regardless of their abilities.

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Accessibility in nature

 Enjoying our national backyard is something that should be accessible to everyone, regardless of whether they live with a disability or not; accessibility in and around our communities is incredibly important. Click here to view a range of accessible nature parks.

Read an inclusive book

To help push the message of inclusivity, an online platform for those living with a disability, EveryHuman, put together a list of books aimed predominantly at children that discuss disability openly and creatively. Click here to view the range of books.

Get Shopping!

EveryHuman works with brands who have made subtle adjustments to mainstream fashion – replaced buttons with magnetic closures, created one-handed zippers on shoes, designed AFO friendly shoes & clothing for the seated position. Click here to view the EveryHuman website.

Attend an inclusive festival

Such as Ability fest! Ability Fest is the country’s first and only completely inclusive, fully accessible music festival, brought to you by the Dylan Alcott Foundation & Untitled Group and presented by Triple J. Click here to view the Ability Fest website.

Inclusive arts experiences

If you are in SA, Adelaide’s Museum of Discovery (MOD.) is a place to be inspired by ideas of science, art, and innovation. MOD. is committed to being accessible and inclusive, providing a space that all visitors can enjoy. They welcome people of all identities, orientations, and backgrounds. Click here to view the MOD. website.

Arts Centre Melbourne also offers a range of accessible experiences. They include performances that are relaxed, Auslan interpreted, audio described, open captioned, highly visual and wheelchair accessible. Tactile tours of the venue are also available, as well as an assistive hearing system in venues. Click here to view Art Centre Melbourne’s accessible events. 

Watch a Movie or TV show

Television and films can influence how we see others as well as how we see ourselves. Broader representation on our screens can break down stereotypes, create role models and positive ideas and images of how we view ourselves and others. Click here for a list of inclusive TV shows the whole family can enjoy.

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