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'Invisible' Disabilities Campaign Calls On Community To 'Think Outside The Chair'

Friday 7 December 2018


From the Australian national broadcaster ABC:


Marni Walkerden
PHOTO: Marni Walkerden wants people to realise that
not every person with a disability is in a wheelchair.
(Supplied: Susan Sohn)

'Invisible' disabilities campaign calls on community to 'think outside the chair'

By Laura Collins and Lucy Robinson
Thursday 6 December 2018
© 2018 ABC

Living in an Australian society that understands and accepts all forms of disability is no longer a pipedream for New South Wales woman Marni Walkerden.

Ms Walkerden is the brains behind the Think Outside the Chair campaign, which is launching in the NSW central coast region this morning.

The online initiative is encouraging the public to download, print and display a new symbol that encompasses all forms of disabilities — both visible and not.

Ms Walkerden said that the proposed new icon and accompanying hashtag #ThinkOutsideTheChair will be displayed alongside the universal symbol for disability at public spaces.

She said she is optimistic this will help break down the public's perception of what a disability means and looks like.


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