Disability-inclusive events

Disability-inclusive events

Disability-inclusive events

Sydney prides itself on accessibility and inclusion – whether you’re looking for adventure or culture, there’s plenty of disability-inclusive activities going on in our city.

What's On

Disabiltiy inclusive events and facilities

Disability-inclusive events and programs provide equitable opportunities for people who live, work and visit the City of Sydney to enjoy and participate in social and cultural events the city has to offer.

There are a range of disability-inclusive events and programs within the City of Sydney. Activities range from arts and culture to education, sport, recreation and social programs and events. Check out all of our disability-inclusive events and programs on our What’s On website.

Events and programs listed feature include features such as mobility access, audio description, Auslan, hearing loops, closed captions, braille and more, providing opportunities for everyone to join in.

If you are an organisation that runs inclusive events or programs, we would love you to register your activity. Simply register your event with What’s On for free and tag it as ‘disability inclusive’.

How to make your event disability-inclusive

The City has developed event guidelines that outline key access and inclusion considerations for events in City venues and outdoor spaces.

You can also view our summarised version of disability-inclusive guidelines.

Facility access features

You can download accessibility information about our community venues, sports facilities and parks.

Other disability-inclusive activities to do in Sydney

Read about other disability-inclusive activities to explore in Sydney.

  • What’s on: Disability-inclusive events
  • Disability and language support at home
    Wednesday 5 August 2020
  • Improve your communication skills, be more independent and grow in confidence. While having fun and enjoying a variety of activities, you will develop new and valuable skills. We offer support classes in your language and life skills workshops and training.

    We can support you wherever you are in the comforts of your home in the country, or in the city - anywhere. You can access this service via Whatsapp, Facetime, Zoom, Messenger, Skype, Tango, Telephone, etc.

    Don't let Covid-19 and community access affect your goals, we can continue to support you to achieve your goals during this temporary time of isolation. Who can join? Anyone who is an NDIS participant and has CORE funding to receive individual or group support.

    Talk to us today to find out how soon you can join the program.

    For more information, please contact us with the details provided.

    Online
    Every day, all day
    Monday 27 April to Thursday 31 December
    Free
  • Remarkable #SYD20 virtual Demo Day
    Wednesday 5 August 2020
  • Book now

    Remarkable's Demo Day is a celebration of the incredible work and growth that has taken place by their #SYD20 cohort of disability-tech startups over the course of their 16-week accelerator program.

    Remarkable's #SYD20 cohort of startups are working on solving a diverse range of problems that have never been tackled through the accelerator before, including a resuscitation medical device to prevent newborn mortality and disability, a hands-free sex tech for people with hand limitations and many more incredible pieces of technology.

    This virtual event marks the conclusion of the Remarkable accelerator program and is a chance for you to hear directly from their startup founders about how they're harnessing the power of technological innovation to drive the inclusion of people with disability.

    You won't want to miss this opportunity to get the first showcase of the technology set to change the world!

    The evening will be online, at 5:30pm on Wednesday, 5 August 2020.

    Learn more about Remarkable

    RSVP here

    Sydney CBD
    Wednesday 5 August from 5:30pm to 7:30pm
    Free
  • Gentle exercise online
    Wednesday 5 August 2020
  • Book now

    Gentle exercise is a great way to improve physical flexibility and strength in a small group environment.

    In this online class you will be able to get fit and healthy from the comfort of your own home.

    The program is especially designed to suit older people and people with mobility and balance issues. It is run by a qualified teacher who is sensitive to your needs and level of physical ability.

    The class is relaxed and friendly. We welcome newcomers.

    Online
    Every day, 12am to 11am
    Tuesday 14 July to Tuesday 25 August
    Free
  • Online preschool music and movement class
    Thursday 6 August 2020
  • Book now

    Share the joy of music, singing and movement with your toddler in this free and welcoming group.

    This online class is aimed to engage babies to preschool age children with their parents and caregivers. The facilitator will engage families with music, singing and storytelling using themed words and phrases. This free class is designed to engage and provide a fun and energetic time for the participants.

    Simply come along and join in the fun. For ages 6 months to 5 years.

    Children must be supervised at all times

    Please note this class will not run through the July School Holiday (no class on 9 and 16 July 2020.

    To register for these classes please click on the book tickets link. Classes will be held on Zoom, connection details will be emailed once you have registered.

    Equipment needed for online class:

    • Laptop or desktop computer with internet connection 

    • Smartphone with internet connection (this is ok but instructional aspects of the class won't be optimal on a small screen) 

    • Maracas or rice in a container and a handkerchief or scarf

    Disclaimer

    a. To the extent permitted by law, the City of Sydney, its officers, employees, agents and contractors are not liable for any personal injury, loss or damage to property or financial loss (including payment of medical expenses) any individual may suffer whilst participating in online programs and activities presented by the City of Sydney and 

    b. By participating in City of Sydney online programs, individuals accept that they do so at their own risk and accept that they waive and forego any legal right that they may otherwise have against the City of Sydney and or against its officers, employees, agents and contractors.This class is inclusive of people with disabilities. If you have any questions about taking part and accessing our online Classes, please get in touch on the email provided: redferncc@cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au

    Online
    Thursdays, 10am to 10:45am
    Thursday 30 July to Thursday 24 September
    Free
  • Online web page design with IT specialist Leo
    Thursday 6 August 2020
  • Book now

    Join IT specialist Leo for this online class virtual class which focuses on learning how to design and build a fully functioning professional website.

    Register for the course here.

    Classes will be held on Zoom, connection details will be emailed once you have registered.

    Equipment needed for online class

    • Laptop or desktop computer with internet connection 

    • Smartphone with internet connection (this is ok but instructional aspects of the class won't be optimal on a small screen)

    Disclaimer: 

    a. To the extent permitted by law, the City of Sydney, its officers, employees, agents and contractors are not liable for any personal injury, loss or damage to property or financial loss (including payment of medical expenses) any individual may suffer whilst participating in online programs and activities presented by the City of Sydney.

    b. By participating in City of Sydney online programs, individuals accept that they do so at their own risk and accept that they waive and forego any legal right that they may otherwise have against the City of Sydney and or against its officers, employees, agents and contractors.

    Online
    Thursdays, 10am to 12pm
    Thursday 30 July to Thursday 1 October
    Free
  • Chair yoga with Claire
    Friday 7 August 2020
  • Book now

    Experience the benefits of a regular yoga practice, on any chair, anywhere. This chair yoga class is perfect for everybody, but especially for those who want to participate in yoga but have challenges getting down to a yoga mat on the floor.

    It is ideal if you are travelling, sitting at a desk, a bit older or less mobile, living with a disability, doing rehab or managing an injury.

    The benefits of chair yoga are immense. Not only can you gain better flexibility, mobility, balance, and strength but you can improve your circulation, digestion and posture. Plus yoga helps to calm the mind, reducing stress and anxiety levels.

    Who can join this chair yoga class? Everybody! Our class is taught in a way that is supportive and inclusive for all members of the community.

    All of the yoga poses are adapted to the chair, with multiple options offered so that everybody can participate at the same time, in the same class regardless of age, level of experience or ability.

    If you are in a wheelchair - you can join our class. The student can take an approach that may be gentle and mindful, or more dynamic and challenging depending on their own personal needs.

    Online
    Fridays, 12am to 1pm
    Friday 17 July to Friday 28 August
    Free
  • Online Sheng Zhen meditation
    Friday 7 August 2020
  • Book now

    Sheng Zhen Meditation is a beneficial energy cultivating system.

    Easy to learn flowing, graceful movements and still meditation help clear the meridians or pathways of qi (vital life force), promoting wellness of body and mind.

    With contemplation messages to help open the heart, Sheng Zhen Gong is a soothing balm to life’s daily grind and struggles or challenges. It is accessible to people of all ages, abilities and conditions of health.

    The movements can be modified to benefit every participant. It is a return to the natural state of balance, harmony, peace and tranquility. Experience the loving, relaxed state of unconditional love and bring it home for take away.

    Entry is free and newcomers are always welcome. Please wear light and comfortable clothing.

    To register for these online classes please click on the book tickets link. Classes will be held on Zoom, connection details will be emailed once you have registered.

    Equipment needed for online class:

    • Laptop or desktop computer with internet connection 

    • Smartphone with internet connection (this is ok but instructional aspects of the class won't be optimal on a small screen)

    • Chair

    Disclaimer 

    a. To the extent permitted by law, the City of Sydney, its officers, employees, agents and contractors are not liable for any personal injury, loss or damage to property or financial loss (including payment of medical expenses) any individual may suffer whilst participating in online programs and activities presented by the City of Sydney and 

    b. By participating in City of Sydney online programs, individuals accept that they do so at their own risk and accept that they waive and forego any legal right that they may otherwise have against the City of Sydney and or against its officers, employees, agents and contractors.This class is inclusive of people with disabilities. If you have any questions about taking part and accessing our online Classes, please get in touch on the email provided: redferncc@cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au

    Online
    Fridays, 10am to 11:15am
    Friday 31 July to Friday 25 September
    Free
  • Online magic class
    Friday 7 August 2020
  • Book now

    Learn the ancient art of magic and amaze and astonish your friends and family.

    This class is online on Zoom. You'll learn easy and fun magic with ordinary objects you can find around the house. The class is made up of people from all ages, cultures and abilities and is interactive and enjoyable.

    The teacher, Thor Blomfield, is a professional magician and has toured the world. He specialises in close-up and stage magic and teaches in a friendly, warm and inclusive way.

    Online
    Fridays, 2pm to 3pm
    Friday 24 April to Friday 20 November
    Free
  • Online smart phones and tablets with IT specialist Leo
    Monday 10 August 2020
  • Book now

    City Spaces offer a range of computer skill development courses.

    Join IT specialist Leo for this smartphone/tablets tech skills course. This online virtual class will provide an introduction to using smart phones and tablets such as Apple and Android devices.

    Register for the course here.

    Classes will be held on Zoom, connection details will be emailed once you have registered.

    Equipment needed for online class

    • Laptop or desktop computer with internet connection 

    • Smartphone with internet connection (this is ok but instructional aspects of the class won't be optimal on a small screen). 

    Disclaimer:

    a. To the extent permitted by law, the City of Sydney, its officers, employees, agents and contractors are not liable for any personal injury, loss or damage to property or financial loss (including payment of medical expenses) any individual may suffer whilst participating in online programs and activities presented by the City of Sydney.

    b. By participating in City of Sydney online programs, individuals accept that they do so at their own risk and accept that they waive and forego any legal right that they may otherwise have against the City of Sydney and or against its officers, employees, agents and contractors.

    Online
    Mondays, 10am to 12pm
    Monday 3 August to Monday 28 September
    Free
  • Online life internet skills classes with IT specialist Leo
    Tuesday 11 August 2020
  • Book now

    Join IT specialist Leo for this online virtual class.

    It will focus on enabling new computer users to navigate the internet, explore ways to broaden, facilitate, and enhance your life.

    Register for the course here.

    Classes will be held on Zoom, connection details will be emailed once you have registered.

    Note: No Online Life Internet Skills class on Monday 7 July 2020

    Equipment needed for online class

    • Laptop or desktop computer with internet connection 

    • Smartphone with internet connection (this is ok but instructional aspects of the class won't be optimal on a small screen)

    Disclaimer: 

    a. To the extent permitted by law, the City of Sydney, its officers, employees, agents and contractors are not liable for any personal injury, loss or damage to property or financial loss (including payment of medical expenses) any individual may suffer whilst participating in online programs and activities presented by the City of Sydney.

    b. By participating in City of Sydney online programs, individuals accept that they do so at their own risk and accept that they waive and forego any legal right that they may otherwise have against the City of Sydney and or against its officers, employees, agents and contractors.

    Online
    Tuesdays, 10am to 12pm
    Tuesday 28 July to Tuesday 29 September
    Free
  • Innovation Through the Disability Lens
    Wednesday 12 August 2020
  • Book now

    This Conversation is part of Remarkable Insights

    There is significant opportunity to leverage technological innovation to drive an inclusive future. But who is left behind as technology transforms the society around us.

    How might we use Remarkable Insights to create an inclusive now?

    At this time, with millions of people encountering inaccessibility we ask you to see things differently by viewing innovation through the disability lens. Technology has become the beacon of light as humans and businesses navigate the ‘new normal’. This new normal is not so new for one in five people globally with a disability who have had to navigate the world differently out of necessity. 

    Join us for this live session with a remarkable panel to discuss the history and future of technology stemming from disability innovation. The panel will share their insights on why we should look to the disability community to inform, reset and elevate tech innovation.

    Panelists:

    Moderator: 

    Pete Horsley, Founder, Remarkable Technology Accelerator (Sydney)

    Srin Madipalli is a Product Manager at Airbnb with a focus on making travel easier for people with disabilities. Srin was an entrepreneur who founded Accomable, a travel platform for people with disabilities, which was acquired by Airbnb in November 2017. Srin is from London, UK and previously practiced as an attorney at a leading international law firm and is a self-taught web developer. He has degrees from King’s College London and Oxford University.

    Jackie Leach Scully is Professor of Bioethics and Director of the Disability Innovation Institute at the University of New South Wales.With a background in biomedicine and life sciences, she has worked for over 20 years on the ethics of emerging and cutting-edge technologies, particularly focusing on their implications for disability. She is the author of Disability Bioethics and editor of the International Journal of Feminist Approaches to Bioethics.

    Janice O'Connor is the Research, Innovation & Stakeholder Manager at Onemda, and responsible for overseeing Onemda’s research agenda. Janice has worked in the disability sector for over 20 years, and is passionate about ensuring that services and supports are responsive to individual and family needs.

    Pete Horsley aims to create a positive global impact on disability inclusion and is a catalytic leader who creates sustainable social change. So far he has managed to create Australia’s first disability technology accelerator for startups developing technology that enable people with disability to overcome barriers they face each and every day. He has more 15 years experience in the disability sector across a range of roles.

    Online
    Wednesday 12 August from 6:30pm to 7:15pm
    Free

Last updated: Friday, 29 November 2019