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Round Table on Disability a huge success

Friday, 01 October 2010

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ECU hosted a Round Table on Disability on Tuesday, 28 September, as part of the ECU International Day of People with Disability calendar of events. 

The Round Table provided a unique opportunity for practitioners, policy makers and students to engage with people with disabilities and consult the wider community on issues relating to disability.

The event also provided not-for-profit organisations, community partners, and disability service providers a chance to share information and develop mutually beneficial partnerships that will improve ECU’s responsiveness and support for social inclusion.

Vice-Chancellor, Professor Kerry Cox officially opened the event, which will be used as a platform to inform development of the University’s revised five-year Disability Access and Inclusion Plan, due to be finalised in 2011.

University Librarian, and Chair of the Disability Access Working Party, Mr Dan Archibald was the Master of Ceremonies, and thanked all staff and community members for their contribution.

"I am encouraged that development of our revised five-year Disability Access and Inclusion Plan will be informed by such a lively and worthwhile discussion. Well done to all involved.”

The Round Table on Disability was organised by the Quality and Equity Unit with support from Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Engagement, Equity and Indigenous), Professor Brenda Cherednichenko; Executive Director (Governance and Planning), Dr Susan King and Mr Archibald.

For more information on the ECU Round Table on Disability, email Senior Policy and Projects Officer, Mr Stephen Mullarkey on s.mullarkey@ecu.edu.au.

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