Interchange School Activities
Many of us take for granted the things we are able to do. However everyday activities like catching public transport, working or going to a local cafe maybe challenging for a person with a disability, not so much because of their disability, but because of the attitudes and barriers that make access and inclusion difficult.
Interchange Activities is an experiential learning approach aimed at creating greater awareness, understanding and acceptance by promoting discussion and involvement. It's also about celebrating diversity and creating more inclusive and accessible communities for people with a disability. The activities will also give participants the opportunity to experience diversity in their own abilities.
The Activities are interactive, fun and simple to ensure anyone from school children to adults can participate. The activities are not meant to cover all the challenges and opportunities people with a disability face, but an appreciation for what it might be like to have a disability. The Interchange Activities will not only challenge people, but also allow them to discover ways and opportunities to overcome the difficulties they are faced with during the activity.
Discussing people's thoughts and feelings after the activity is an important part in recognizing the challenges and valuing the contributions made by people with a disability.
There is also a Pre & Post Assessment form which is aimed at measuring the effectiveness of the Activities and Interchange Cards with contact details which can be given out to participants.