In the framework of its World Autism Awareness Day campaign 2017, Autism-Europe organised a photography exhibition in partnership with the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC). The topic of the exhibition is accessibility for people with autism in society.
Pictures have been taken by three photographers from the UK (Graham Miller- Photohonesty), Poland (Michał Awin from the JiM Foundation) and Luxembourg (André Weisgerber from Foundation Autisme Luxembourg), all aiming to help people understand what accessibility means for those on the autism spectrum and what kind of obstacles they face in their everyday lives. Ultimately, the exhibition also aims at celebrating human diversity and at triggering a reflection on how to create the conditions for better inclusion for all in the community.
The opening of the exhibition was held after a panel discussion about accessibility for people on the autism spectrum to employment, which was held during the session of the EESC Section for Employment, Social Affairs and Citizenship. The event was attended by more than 130 civil society representatives, and photographer Weisgerber was also present to welcome people the opening of the exhibition.