Sydney City Council Holds Disability Expo

Added On June 25, 2019

The City of Sydney Council has held its first disability expo, aimed at introducing service providers to those who need them most.
The Australian government funds a National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) for the purpose of making those services adequate and affordable.
SOUNDBITE(ENGLISH): ANNA RIGG, City of Sydney Social Policy Manager
"Today, we have over 50 local service providers who offer National Disability Insurance scheme registered services, as well as a lot of services that offer mainstream support."
Sean Fitzgerald runs a service called Digital Technology Education to teach people basic technology skills.
"What I find is a lot of people that I come across, they sort of somehow missed out on learning about how to use computers and the internet and phones. And what I do is I help people with disabilities and mental health issues, learn digital skills. So I help them with smartphones, I help them with iPads, computers, basically help them get connected."
The expo is designed to be as inclusive as possible, employing a range of interpreters who speak from sign language to Mandarin and Cantonese.
SOUNDBITE(ENGLISH): ANNA RIGG, City of Sydney Social Policy Manager
"At the city of Sydney we see our job as making sure that with everything we offer, all our residents including people with disabilities can participate."