Join Thomas Bryan as he explores the diversity of disability issues.
For October's show, Thomas is talking with Rachel Ingram.
Rachel is the Community Engagement Manager at Museums Wellington, "I think this is such a privilege."
A less formal description of the role? "Friendly person (not to imply others aren’t friendly) come on in this is your place person?
In my role I work with communities to devise programmes and experiences at the four sites and to support them to connect with, and feel belonging and ownership. I have a particular focus on accessibility. I am a member of the Experience Wellington Accessibility Workgroup.
I work for Museums Wellington - a group of museums – Wellington Museum, Cable Car Museum, Nairn St Cottage and Space Place.
What Museums Wellington does to support or engage with the disability community:
I love whanau, people, nature, the beach, music, books and politics.
I have three adult children all living in Wellington. They are pretty wonderful.
I have recently returned to the Wairarapa having lived there as a child.
I used to be a teacher and have been lucky to learn from many amazing students.
I have lived and familial experience of disability.
No Labels is a programme about your community with a focus on accessibility for all. The show looks at services which might assist you, and highlights topics and challenges that might pose barriers for older people, or those living with or experiencing disability.
In each programme we interview someone from the community whose role, paid or voluntary, provides topical and current information relating to our community.
Each show has a disability/accessibility focus and the issues this might pose for our community.
Guests share about their role in the community, a little about themselves and their favourite music.
Tune in every four weeks on Tuesday 3-3.30 pm.
If you want to get in touch with Thomas, send him an email.