Posted by: ilanasmith | July 18, 2007

Tam FTW!

Atherton disability champion honoured at state awards
Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service’s Tamara Vallance has been honoured for improving the quality of life for people with a disability at a prestigious awards ceremony in Brisbane today.
Disability Services Minister Warren Pitt today presented Tamara with the Minister’s Award for Innovation in Service Delivery at Queensland’s 2007 Disability Action Week Awards.
Mr Pitt said the awards recognised individuals and organisations whose initiatives were making a real difference for Queenslanders with a disability, their families and carers.
“Tamara and the Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service are leading by example — putting ability first in Queensland,” he said. “The Minister’s Award for Innovation in Service Delivery recognises those who have combined ingenuity and technology to enhance services for people with a disability.
“Tamara has introduced a bushwalking initiative at the Wongabel State Forest, near Atherton, where valuable up-to-date information is supplied to vision-impaired visitors through formats such as audio cassettes and Braille maps.
“Accessible walking paths have also been created and further education about vision impairment is available to the general public through a new educational resource.”
Mr Pitt said 14 winners were presented in 11 award categories at the Brisbane ceremony today.
“Today we applaud people who are actively working towards making our society fair, equitable and accessible for all Queenslanders,” he said.
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