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All abilities events guide launch in Horsham

People of all abilities will have an opportunity to get further involved in Wimmera public events through a new accessible-events guide.
Horsham Rural City Council will launch the new guide on May 10 after a free community workshop from 10am to 1pm at Horsham Civic Centre.
Experienced disability professional Deb Westin will lead the workshop, which will include practical demonstrations on topics such as using simple English and how to tailor information for people with low vision.
Council community wellbeing director Kevin O’Brien said the guide would give organisers the confidence to know their events were inclusive for people with a disability.
“It covers key areas including venue checklists, signage, marketing, presenter requirements, contingency planning and emergency procedures,” he said. 
“The council is proud to offer these initiatives and resources to help enhance the Wimmera’s position as a welcoming, accessible and inclusive place for all members of our community.”
Mr O’Brien said there were about 4000 people with a disability in the Horsham municipality.  
“Everyone benefits when access to an event is better, including other attendees, people making deliveries, people with heavy baggage, young children and older people,” he said.
“An accessible event is an event that has removed as many barriers as possible to ensure everyone can participate in the event in an equitable manner.
“It improves the experience for all people including those with support needs, families and carers.”
Hard copies of the guide will be available after the launch and it will also be available online at
People keen to attend the workshop should RSVP by April 23 by emailing

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