Toowoomba Regional Council (TRC) is encouraging the community to come along to the Disability Assistive Technology Expo at the Toowoomba Civic Precinct on Tuesday September 11 from 10.00am – 3.00pm.
Chair of the Regional Access and Disability Advisory Committee Cr Joe Ramia said the Expo is part of Disability Action Week that runs from September 9 to 15.
“The theme for this year’s event is “An all abilities Queensland: everybody has a role to play.
“Disability Action Week aims to empower people with a disability, raising awareness of disability issues, and improving access and inclusion throughout the wider community.
“Council is committed to fostering and encouraging a more inclusive community. A place where people with a disability are respected for their resilience, talents and abilities, and given equal access to opportunities that will assist them too reach their full potential” Cr Ramia said.
“With 1 in 5 Queenslanders having a disability, and disability touching the lives of most Queenslanders in some way, it is important that we take time to recognise the contributions, achievements and positive roles they play in our community.
“There will be free entry to the Expo and the community is being encouraged to come along and enjoy a free sausage sizzle, check out stalls and talk to exhibitors from local businesses and service providers” Cr Ramia said.
“On the day training sessions will be held to build the skill levels of the participants who work with people with a disability. Training sessions include Auslan sign language by David Wallis from Business Growth Consultancy and Disability & Diversity Awareness by Sharon Boyce.
For more information about the Disability Assistive Technology Expo and training sessions, please visit http://user.tr.qld.gov.au/events/eventdetail/67650/-/disability-assistive-technology-expo or ask Expo staff on the day.