Steber accessibility foresight rewarded with award



Steber accessibility foresight rewarded with award

Steber International’s efforts in catering for disabled visitors and potential employees has been acknowledged by winning the Manning Valley Accessibility Award.
In accepting the award from Mayor Paul Hogan and Cr Robyn Jenkins from Greater Taree City Council, Colin Steber said: “Some time ago Steber International made a conscious decision to ensure our facility was accessible to anyone of any ability”.
“During our extensions we made sure all access was on ground level with no steps and a big, wide opening door to reception.
“Clearly marked walkways, even down to the little things like making sure the sign-in-book was at a level to suit everybody, or the position of the water drinking machine – we thought about it first.
“I’d like to thank the Greater Taree City Council for putting the accessibility awards together and also thank Jono Frost for nominating us”.
The award was presented during a special ceremony and concert timed to coincide with the International Day of People with Disability.
Art, poetry and cooking entries were also judged and presented with awards by major sponsors, Great Taree City Council, Mid Coast Water and Bent on Food.
The award presentations were followed by a lively concert and barbecue.
Rotary clubs from Taree, Taree on Manning, Taree North and Wingham combined to co-ordinate the event along with local disability service providers and local sponsors.

PHOTO: Steber Quality Manager, Colin Steber accepts the award from Greater Taree Mayor, Cr Paul Hogan.