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Accessibility seminars available for Darwin businesses

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The City of Darwin will host a seminar series, free of charge, for local small business owners. The aim is to assist them in enhancing accessibility and inclusion within their business.

The Accessibility Seminars for Business series, funded by City of Darwin, will be delivered by Flare Access and will take place on Tuesday 19 and Thursday 21 March 2024.

Lord Mayor Kon Vatskalis said improving accessibility improves inclusion and engagement of people with disability, as well as their friends, family and carers.

“Improving business accessibility has many benefits, including increasing revenue and allowing people with a disability to participate more fully in their workplaces and within the community,” Mr Vatskalis said.

“Businesses and the disabled community all benefit when we improve the accessibility and inclusivity of services.

“We encourage all types of businesses, including retail, hospitality, and cultural or other industries, to take part.

“Holding this series was a suggestion from our Access and Inclusion Advisory Committee, which aims to advocate, inform, and guide Council on improved access and inclusion for all people, including people with disabilities, living, working, studying or visiting the City of Darwin,” he said.

Topics within the series include ‘Introducing Accessibility in Business, where to start to increase accessibility and inclusion’ and ‘Physical premises and design: How to increase the accessibility of your space, no matter what the budget.’

Sessions are standalone, however, to maximise benefits of sessions businesses are encouraged to attend both.

There are 64 spots available for businesses based within the Darwin municipality.

Registrations and complimentary breakfast take place from 7.30am each day and the seminar will take place from 8am until 10am.

To sign up or to find out more, visit darwin.nt.gov.au/better-access-means-better-business

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