Ryan Honschooten – Blind Sailor from Perth says:

“Flight booked: its real! I am crewing in the 2015 Rolex Sydney Hobart on board Kayle sailors with disabilities

All thanks to sponsor Irvin Bullbars

Keep track of Ryan and the other members of the crew in the 2015 Rolex Sydney to Hobart hatch race.

To be blind only means you cant see.

Presentation on Inclusive Travel for People with a Disability

As part of a final assignment for a LeadAbility training program in Western Australia, a small group of those LeadAbility partisipants made up of Erin Marshall, Zeliha Iscel, Erin Wood, Jodie Archer and Brie Glassborow, put together a presentation on inclusive travel.

The PowerPoint slideshow used during the Presentation can be accessed here: Inclusive Travel Slideshow (pptx file)

About LeadAbility

This immersive and collaborative course builds leadership skills to enable people to become more influential, confident and effective leaders. LeadAbility is open to people with disabilities as well as carers across the WA community. Successful applicants are those who have a clear personal vision and purpose, and who want to work in a group environment to help others grow and develop.

Go here for more information on LeadAbility

World Blind Union – Asia Pacific Mid-Term Regional General Assembly

The World Blind Union – Asia Pacific Mid-Term Regional General Assembly 2014 will be held on 21-24 November in Hong Kong.

Live streaming broadcast of the plenary sessions and concurrent workshops will be arranged at the official website of the Assembly. Interested parties can watch the programs on line by clicking on the “Live” icon next to the title of relevant sessions in the program overview page http://wbuapga2014.org/en_pro.php during the event.

For more information about the Assembly, please visit the WBU official website

join Self Advocacy and Peer Support on Dec 3 in Northbridge

International Day of People With Disability with Self Advocacy and Peer Support WA

POETRY, REAL LIFE AND FREEDOM

featuring

Live Music from “Loose Tooth” and Dave Regan and the Accessible Soapbox!

Join Advocacy and Peer Support WA to groove, listen and have a say.

Poetry; Stories; Disability Clothesline; Music, Song and Dance; Reverse tin rattle; Cheerleaders

Wednesday December 3rd, 2pm to 5pm at the Northbridge Piazza, Cnr James St and Lake St Northbridge

An event for people with disability and the community, by people with disability for International Day of People with Disability.

Accessible venue, Auslan interpreters, on Blue CAT bus route (nearest stop 12), accessible parking at State Library and Aberdeen St, public. Accessible toilets on James St.

Supported by Disability Advocacy in WA.

Further information contact Sam on 0412887674 or mermaid@bunyip.wheelycreek.net

Against the grain

Jim Cairns and Rex Baker, from The Ride, have decided to take on Australasian Safari 2014, the same event during which Jim was involved in the accident that resulted in his incomplete paraplegia.

Fairholme DSG is proud to be supporting this event and encourage you to donate. Full information about this event is on Against the Grain’s website The action has already started, and you will be able to follow progress on the website thanks to Spot GPS tracking.

The Australasian Safari is a grueling seven-day off-road event for motorbikes, quad bikes, 4WD and side-by-side vehicles covering more than 3500km of the Western Australian outback. Attracting competitors from across the globe, the event is not for the feint-hearted as the terrain is rugged with a great variety of geographical challenges requiring peak endurance from its competitors.

Jim and Rex will compete in the side-by-side vehicles category, with Jim as the first with his disability to participate in the category. Although Jim relies on a wheelchair, this had not impeded his ability to compete or determination to inspire all people to chase their dreams.

As the last ever Australasian Safari to be held in Western Australia, this is the team’s final opportunity to cross it.