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Access Rider Workshop

FREE Online Workshop

Our Advance Your Career session is dedicated to upskilling artists and arts workers with disability or who are d/Deaf on creating Access Riders. Access Riders are a useful document for communicating your access requirements to employers and contracting organisations. As a person with disability, learn how to effectively advocate for what you need to do your best work with this important tool.

This online workshop will provide a practical overview of what an Access Rider is, how to write one, what to ask for and the kind of language to use. Delivered by creative industry professionals and advocacy experts with disability, the session will cover:

  • Understanding disability models
  • The rights of people with disability and/or who are d/Deaf
  • Self-Advocacy for people with disability
  • How to write an Access Rider and examples
  • What are workplace adjustments and how to negotiate them

This is a free event presented by Accessible Arts with support from Create NSW.

Where & When

Wed 29 May
1pm – 2.30pm (online)

This session has booked out.

This workshop will be facilitated via Zoom. Upon registration, you will be emailed a link to access this workshop online.

Creating Inclusive Workplaces

This session is dedicated to people with disability or who are d/Deaf. If you are a non-disabled person wanting to learn more about implementing access riders for your workplace, we recommend registering for our Creating Inclusive Workplaces training. There are upcoming sessions on Wednesday 19 June and Thursday 7 November.


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The Access Rider workshop will be Auslan interpreted and captioned.

For more information or to discuss any access requirements you may have, please email or call (02) 9251 6499.

About the Speaker

Michelle Teear is an arts events and project manager, trainer, advisor, disability consultant and a visual artist. Her gestural paintings of wandering lines, flat and transparent colour are a response to living in remote landscapes on research trips to fully immerse herself in place. She has worked for not-for-profit arts and music events, in managerial positions, and as an educator for the visual arts.  Through her role in Accessible Arts Michelle is dedicated to building an arts sector of greater inclusivity and diversity. Michelle was shortlisted for the Evelyn Chapman award 2020 and completed a residency at Bundanon in 2020.


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