Chapter 16
Accessing Melbourne
Australian Greek Association for People with Disabilities, 9482 2443, Corner
Union & Plant Sts., Northcote 3070. AGAPD was formed in 1987 to represent the
interests of people with disabilities of Greek background by providing information,
link people to services and includes service provision in Greek. AGAPD operates
Agapi (14 Showers St., Preston 3072, 9416 9768), a respite care centre catering
for all disabilities and nationalities.
Sight and Hearing Disabilities
The Vision Information Line 9864 9550 for Melbourne callers and 1800 331 000
freecall for country callers, provides advice and information covering all
organisations providing services to people with sight disabilities.
Intellectual Disabilities
Council of Intellectual Disability 9869 4300
Victorian Sport and Recreation Association of Persons with an Intellectual
Disability 9696 7907
Acquired Brain Injury
Headway Victoria 9642 2411/1800 817 964 freecall/fax 9642 2522/email
hwvceo@vicnet.net.au, 2nd Floor, 212 King St, Melb 3000. Headway works to
improve services to people living with Acquired Brain Injury which includes people
with ABI, their friends, family and carers. Headway provides information referrals,
advocacy, training, research and resources support groups throughout Victoria.
Sport and Recreation
Department of Sport and Recreation 9666 4200
Arts Access 9699 8299/fax 9699 8868/ email artsacc@vicnet.net.au,
www.vicnet.net.au/~artsacc, 109 111 Sturt St., Sth Melbourne 3205. The
Entertainment Access Service, EASE is a program run by Arts Access to develop
equal access to the arts, entertainment, sporting and cultural events. It manages
programs including a low cost ticketing service to members, access information at
venues and an Industry Development Program raising awareness of access issues.
A consulting service to cultural organisations seeking to improve access. It
publishes a quarterly magazine and in conjunction with Vichealth published The Vic
Venue Guide, a guide to arts, entertainment, sporting and cultural venues across
Victoria, available at bookshops $19.95.
SPECIALIST INFO
Yooralla Society of Victoria 9607 3500, Recreation Services can assist your
recreation needs.
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