Dan Graham is a Theatre Director and a Disability Advocate with a particular interest in access support for neuro-diverse performing artists. His directing and access work have seen him travel all over Australia and the world to research and explore access and inclusion.

Dan has engaged with companies across Australia such as Bell Shakespeare, Sydney Festival, Sydney Fringe, Antipode Theatre Company, and the Ensemble Theatre. His recent collaborations in the US include the Atlantic Theatre Company and Pasadena Playhouse and in the UK the Globe Theatre.

Dan is a fellow of the Australia Council’s Future Leaders Program, an Ian Potter Foundation scholarship, and Create NSW fellowship recipient.  He is a board director of Arts Access Australia and a regular peer assessor for the Australia Council for the Arts and co-chair of the Media, Entertainment and Arts Alliance’s (MEAA) artists with Disability Board and on the LGBTQIA+ disability advisory group for ACON. He is a board member of the Hickson Road Group Accessible Arts, and a member of Accessible Arts NSW Artists Advisory Group. 

This year Dan has Directed a Monologue with Anita Hollander based in New York for The REVERB Disability Theatre Festival run by The Roundabout Theatre Company, New York. He also Directed this year for The MIdsumma Festival at LA MAMA in Melbourne SAM I AM starting Sam Martin which Dan with Sam Co-Create.

Sally Close is a parent of a dyslexic child and has a deep understanding of the challenges and benefits learning differences can create within the workplace. Sally imparts knowledge of learning differences and thinking preferences in safe learning environments. Facilitating a growth mindset and diversity of thought to enable creative solutions to complex problems. Learning transfer is supported through the practical application of new skills via the implementation of business improvement projects.

 Sally works with companies who believe “our people are our biggest asset” and value investing in their people to bring strategic business plans to life.

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This podcast has been sponsored by the Australian Disability Clearinghouse on Education and Training (ADCET). ADCET  plays a critical role in enabling fair and equitable access in Higher Education and Vocational Education and Training for students with disability. ADCET develops relevant content, offers professional development through hosting webinars and provides information on current practice and research. ADCET has a range of content and resources that aims to support students with Dyslexia as well as educators. These include:
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• Teaching strategies and adjustment that support students with dyslexia
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