Join Thomas Bryan as he explores the diversity of disability issues.
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 week, Tuesdays, at 1pm.
If you want to get in touch with Thomas, send him an email - email@example.com
In September's show, Thomas talks with Richard Benge.
Richard Benge is the Executive Director of Arts Access Aotearoa. In July, he was made a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit for his services to accessibility in the arts. Under Richard’s leadership, Arts Access Aotearoa works with the arts sector to improve access for Deaf and disabled audiences. It also works with a network of creative spaces across the country and has a contract with the Department of Corrections to advise them on its arts programmes and promote the role of the arts as a rehabilitative tool in prisons. Richard has worked as a high school teacher and then as an artist-in-residence in psychiatric hospitals for Arts Access Victoria and Access Arts Queensland. He was also Cultural Affairs Specialist at the United States Embassy in Wellington and manager of Old St Paul’s.
Picture Description: Richard Benge leans against a white wall. He is wearing a blue checked shirt and has a beard. Behind him is some red, black, and white art.