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APRA AMCOS Ambassador Justine Eltakchi's accessibility tips

Tip Published Tuesday 8 September 2020

Ambassador & performer Justine Eltakchi shares her tips for supporting artists with disability

Her main tip for venues is to ask someone if they need any help during the booking process or on arrival – this can make a big difference


As a follow up to our recent Accessibility is Everyone's Responsibility article, APRA AMCOS Ambassador and songwriter-performer Justine Eltakchi shares her tips for supporting artists with disability.

Justine has played over 700 gigs in the past five years - from weddings, to clubs and pubs and open mic nights - and having low vision can add extra stress to setting up and playing.

But as we consider a return to live music in a COVID-restricted and post-COVID landscape, how can we support artists with disability and create a more inclusive performance experience for everyone? Justine shares her simple, cost-effective and helpful tips.

"Ask if someone needs help. Offer help. It's so simple, but it's going to make such a world of difference."