Get ready for the inaugural Canberra Disability Expo – coming to EPIC in September 2022.
The My Future, My Choice Expo series is Australia’s largest disability expo program, servicing seven regions across the eastern seaboard, with Canberra being the newest location added for 2022.
Established in 2014, the expo program has grown from one event in the Nepean region into a nationally accessible venture, expanding to include 1000+ exhibitors and attracting celebrity ambassadors from the disability community.
Access to information and connection to community are critical in helping people living with a disability understand their choices and rights so they can reach their full potential. The Canberra expo will act as a ‘one-stop-shop’ to bring the disability community together including specialist disability services and product providers, government agencies, advocacy groups, community groups and more in a face-to-face environment. Entry is free for all attendees.
This format allows for a large range of organisations to be viewed and visited by patrons in an accessible manner and within a short timeframe. The expo program aims to ensure people living with disability, their families and carers have access to new and relevant information across a broad range of inter-connected products and services.
It’s exciting to see Paralympian Ryley Batt partnering as the Canberra Disability Expo Ambassador. Ryley Batt is one of the greatest wheelchair rugby players the world has ever seen, and he will be sharing his journey on Friday 2 nd of September on the main stage at the Canberra Disability Expo.
Ryley made his Paralympic debut as the youngest ever wheelchair rugby player to compete at the Paralympic Games. He reached the Paralympic podium for the first time four years later at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games, and led the Australian wheelchair rugby team, the Steelers, to their first Paralympic gold medal in 2012. Incredibly, in the gold medal match alone, Ryley scored 37 of the Steelers’ 66 goals against the Canadian team.
In a bid to make the Disability Expos even more accessible, Impact Institute have partnered with wayfinding and navigation company Bindi Maps. Inside the expos, BindiMaps will provide accurate navigation and guidance to all individual exhibitor booths in the space, as well as to bathrooms, information desks, registration, food outlets and other locations.
The expo program encourages community engagement by showcasing social, recreational, and sporting activities in a unique, hands-on environment. From audience-led drumming to dance performances, the event series encourages participation and fosters community long-lasting relationships.
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