What does independence mean to you?

What does independence mean to you?International Day of People with Disability took place on Thursday 3 December, and to celebrate we hosted a stall at the Disability Sport & Recreation Festival.

More than 30 exhibitors from disability, sport and recreation organisations came together to showcase a range of inclusive and accessible programs. Throughout the day a record of more than 28,000 people with disabilities, students, local office workers and the general public joined in with the celebrations at Federation Square.

On the main stage attendees were treated a host of sporting demonstrations, many of which they could get involved with and try out themselves.

At the Independence Australia stall we asked visitors “what does independence mean to you?” We then placed their responses across the marquee to create an independence wall.

With more than 80 people taking part it was wonderful to create such a big conversation about the meaning of independence. It really was inspiring to see so many diverse answers.

All the pictures from the day are now up on our Facebook page, so be sure to check them out and see what everyone had to say. Feel free to share the pictures to keep the conversation going!