Disability Access and Inclusion Plans Public Consultation
New Disability Access and Inclusion Plans are being developed for the Department of Culture and the Arts, Art Gallery of WA, Perth Theatre Trust, State Library of WA, WA Museum, ScreenWest and State Records Office of WA.
The new plans will guide us in how we welcome people with disabilities, their carers, friends and families to our venues, services and employment.
If you are a person with a disability or their friend, family member, carer or a service provider we want to hear from you by:
• Attending a public consultation session;
• Completing a survey on the DCA website; and/or
• Emailing or phoning the DCA with your ideas and suggestions.
For more information go to www.dca.wa.gov.au or phone 6552 7358.
The Art Gallery of Western Australia has adopted a Disability Access and Inclusion Plan' (DAIP) to ensure that all visitors, including people with disabilities, can access Gallery services and facilities. The plan is subject to review and will be amended as priorities and needs change.
In 2010 the Art Gallery of Western Australia represented by Lesley Goodman who, together with Pam Barras and Caroline Lewis of Vision Australia, received a Recognition Award from Allanah Lucas, Director General, Department of Culture and the Arts and Dr Ron Chalmers, Director General, Disability Services Commission. The award was in recognition of the opportunities created by such programs as Touch Tours for people with disability to participate in everyday arts and cultural events in Western Australia.
A walking frame, manual wheelchairs and an electric buggy are available for visitor’s use. These are provided free of charge from the Gallery Reception. Bookings are advisable to ensure availability. Bookings telephone +618 9492 6600.
The Gallery has two public lifts. The main lift provides access to the first floor Gallery spaces and is located in the central concourse. A second lift allows access to the Centenary Galleries where art works from the State Art Collection are displayed. The second lift is located in the rest area between two of the ground floor Gallery spaces.
ACROD parking is available in the Perth Cultural Centre car parks.
Located in the main Gallery building
Taxis and buses are able to drive into the Perth Cultural Centre to within 30m of the main Gallery entrance. Inform the driver to enter James Street Mall via Beaufort Street. Reception staff will call Taxis on request.
The Art Gallery of Western Australia is proud to support the Companion Card initiative, enabling people with long term disabilities access to events and venues across Australia. With paid exhibitions, when a cardholder presents their card their companion will be issued with a second ticket for free. For more information see the Companion Card website.
A parents’ room is situated in the main concourse, to the right of the central staircase.