Disappointment over lack of inclusion and accessibility for disabled persons

Were you aware that December 3 was International Day of Disabled Persons?

If you weren't then you wouldn't have been alone.

It seems very few opportunities were taken to raise awareness of the issues affecting the disabled community -highlighting the fact disabled people remain a marginalised group.

Dr Marlene Le Roux is CEO of the Artscape and says she's disappointed that the 3rd of December became 'just another day'.

The 3rd of December was intended to promote the rights and inclusion of people with disabilities in all spheres of life. It's part of the Constitution.

Marlene Le Roux Director, CEO at Artscape

Le Roux explains that the Artscape works together with the Unmute Dance Company (a group of artists with mixed abilities) to host an arts ability festival.

She says when it comes to inclusivity and accessibility for disabled people, companies need to be held to account.

Companies need to get penalties so that they realise these are serious issues.

Marlene Le Roux Director, CEO at Artscape

Listen to the full interview here:


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