Arts Access

 

LPA is a strong supporter of arts access measures. We see the issue in terms of individual rights, and believe it is rightly covered by both State and Federal anti-discrimination legislation.

In our submission to the National Cultural Policy consultation stage, LPA advocated for a dedicated fund for more theatre captioning and in 2011 we developed our own brief Arts Access Information Kit, for members.

LPA is a long term supporter of the National Companion Card Scheme. The National Companion Card entitles the carer or attendant of a person with a severe disability to accompany the person with the disability into an entertainment venue, free of charge, through the use of a Companion Card. The Card itself is assigned to the person with the disability, to allocate to their carer or attendant for the event. The National Companion Card Scheme was launched in 2009, bringing together various Companion Card Schemes across the various states and territories.