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Count Us In Newcastle 2021 March Program

City of Newcastle is delighted to present a suite of activities that celebrate inclusion and accessibility across the Newcastle LGA. The Count Us In 2021 program will be delivered at multiple locations including face to face and virtual initiatives.

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Need more information? Email us or phone (02) 4974 2863

Business, Community and Volunteer Organisation Highlights

With the support of Australia Council for the Arts, this new online workshop has been developed to specially address the needs of arts and cultural organisations so they can improve the accessibility and inclusiveness of their relevant online activities.

Find out more about the Delivering Accessible Events Online Workshop.

Discrimination in the Workplace - A Two-Part Legal Education Workshop 

  • Feel empowered and understand your rights as an employee agiainst any form of discrimination
  • Learn to identify signs of discrimination in a workplace and how to take early and appropriate action
  • Understand the process for obtaining assistance from Hunter Community Legal Centre and other key services
  • Speak one on one with Hunter Community Legal Centre Intake Officer to get a better understanding of how to address your particular needs or concerns.

Find out more about Knowledge is Power.

Experience the new Visitor Information Centre at the former Civic Railway Station. Immerse yourself in the rail heritage and character of the site, reimagined with a focus on customer experience and smart technologies, complementing the old with the new to reflect a contemporary Newcastle. Throughout March, people of all-abilities are encouraged to come and explore the center as we present Indigenous Artworks by members of Awabakal Disability services.

Find out more about Awabakal Arts at the VIC.

Busy Beans is a quality barista service giving people with a disability the opportunity to learn new skills, build confidence and find meaningful employment as baristas. Grab a free coffee or Tea from the highly trained Baristas at the Visitor Information Centre.

Find out more about Busy Beans Pop Up Cafe.

Latino sounds such as Reggaeton and Salsa have taken the world and Australia by storm and this series of workshops brings you high-energy Latin American rhythms and dance to deliver an inclusive dance workshop fiesta welcoming all abilities. This series of workshops is for 18 years and over.

Find out more about Count Us In Fiesta at City Hall.

A Three-Hour Workshop on Digital Accessibility Delivered by the Centre for Inclusive Design.

  • Introduction to Digital Accessibility
  • Implications of inaccessible digital experiences. Real-life business examples to come from the Click-away pound report.
  • Assistive technologies – how users navigate and read a document
  • Why digital accessibility?
  • What is WCAG 2.1?
  • Good and bad examples of accessibility including print
  • Types of Disability

Find out more about the Digital Accessibility Workshop

Previous years

The program for 2019 was a success and included a wide range of events and activities that demonstrates that Newcastle is a caring and inclusive community. City of Newcastle would like to thank all partners and other members of the community who were part of the previous program and we look forward to 2021.