IDEAS Disability Expo - Merimbula

Event date: 
4 December 2009

IDEAS | EXPO 2009 Access for All is to be held at Merimbula RSL Club on December 3rd and December 4th 2009.

The largest Disability Expo to be held on the South coast will showcase over 35 suppliers of equipment and major organisations that support people with disability, older people, their families and carers to live independently. People with disability and their supporters are able to visit the event free of charge to see the latest equipment available, learn about the latest disability issues, how they are being dealt with, and what services are available that they can access.

IDEAS Expo is an opportunity for IDEAS NSW to bring together some of the major providers of equipment and services in a regional location. People with disability living in these areas will be able to see the latest technology and equipment without having to travel to a major metropolitan centre. “It is part of our service as an information provider” said Bob Gilholme. “We pride ourselves in hosting an event for people with disability living in rural areas as all people with disability should be able to gain this information where they live, rather than having to travel to the major cities to access it.”

December 3rd is International Day for people with disability. It is a day of celebration of disability and IDEAS NSW is pleased to convene this expo at this time to support and promote the rights of people with disability. The theme for this year’s expo is Access for all. Access for all is an important goal in the rights of people with disability to be part of a community and supports the rights of people with disability to be included in the mainstream activities of the community.

In addition to the expo itself a series of workshops will be held. Run by the leading peak advocacy organisations these workshops are an opportunity for people with disability living in the south eastern part of NSW to gain first hand knowledge on how to deal with issues they face in their own communities on a daily basis.

The team at IDEAS NSW looks forward to welcoming people at the event. For further information please contact the IDEAS | Disability Info Line on Freecall 1800 02 9904.

For further information please contact: Diana Palmer 02 6947 3377