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Jason Hooper’s sporting love affair

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Jason Hooper’s sporting love affair

Gold medal winning athlete, Jason Hooper was born with Aperts Syndrome, which affects his hands and feet, but he doesn’t let that stop him living his life to the fullest and achieving his goals. At 23, Jason saw a sporting show about a disabled athlete, and that was it! It inspired him to join his local track team, and the rest was history.

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'It means the world to me'

Acessibility Artist dance performer Restless Dance Theatre

'It means the world to me'

For dancer Michael Hodyl, a long-time member of Adelaide's Restless Dance Theatre, there have been "lots of chances out there to dance".

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'I had become a liability'

Acessibility Artist Deaf disability performer singer

'I had become a liability'

Ana Maria Belo wants productions to consider the kind of modifications they could make to ensure all performers can be on stage.

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Performers with disability reflect on the state of access in Australia's arts

Acessibility Artist dance disability Restless Dance Theatre

Performers with disability reflect on the state of access in Australia's arts

"It's an exciting time for disabled and d/Deaf actors," Carly Findlay said.

"[People with disability] are seen so much more in art, TV and the written word. If a young person sees a person with disability in a play, they can think 'wow, there's hope for me. I can do that too'."

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