Wheelchair accessible table welcomed at Multicap

Wheelchair users are trialling a new adjustable table at Multicap’s Centre of Creative Arts (COCA) to improve the experience of artists participating in creative programs. 

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The table was purchased late last year for three wheelchair users to trial following feedback that the existing table height was too low.  

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Suzanne Misso, COCA Program Manager said customers feedback is extremely welcome and useful. 

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“We always encourage feedback from our customers so that we can continually improve the quality of the excellent experience we endeavour to provide.  

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“When our artists are on site creating beautiful pieces, it is essential that they are comfortable. 

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“We always ensure our wheelchair users feel comfortable and absolutely part of everything that is going on at COCA, including our dance program,” Suzanne said. “For example, we have modified art equipment and movement sequences to make sure activity and location is accessible and offers a good vantage point for audiences to see wheelchair performances.  

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Rebecca, an avid COCA participant for more than nine years, has started trialling the table during her weekly public art session.  

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Rebecca’s Mum, Wendy said Rebecca is happy to be able to trial the new table.   

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“The existing tables were suitable for Rebecca when she was younger, but as she has grown taller, she is bending over more during the sessions. 

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“Rebecca loves art, and she has really progressed in her ability to focus during classes and has created very impressive art. She feels extremely proud,” Wendy said.  

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Multicap’s COCA is an active and functional artistic program that offers people with disability an opportunity to develop their creative abilities and potential, through a variety of visual, tactile, and performing arts. 

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About 150 customers currently participate in 17 creative programs at COCA across 11 Community Hubs in Queensland. Find out more about the program on the COCA section of our website

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Caption: COCA participant, Rebecca trialling a new wheelchair accessible table. 

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