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Destinations for All Conference 2018

The second World Summit on Accessible Tourism – Destinations for All was held in October 2018. The conference was held in Brussels and Melissa James of Inclusive Tourism was invited to present.  Her presentation was titled Advocacy Initiatives for Accessible Tourism and discussed the importance of collaboration between stakeholders including government departments, tourism operators and …

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Accessible Housing

Developers Going Accessible Developers seizing on disability-friendly apartment opportunities as NDIS needs soar By social affairs correspondent Norman Hermant – ABC.net.au For most of the last decade, Amy Pilson could not escape a sense of loneliness and isolation. Amy lives with paraplegia and uses a wheelchair. Her home was a ground unit at her grandmother’s house …

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Disability Awareness Training Can Help Stop Complaints

It’s worrying that we are still seeing many cases of people being refused service because they have an assistance animal such as a guide dog.  This problem is generally due to a lack of knowledge and could be resolved if more companies provided staff with disability awareness training.   It should be a standard part of …

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Is it time to modernise the wheelchair access icon?

The current wheelchair access icon has been with us for many years and there is now a debate about whether it should be changed for a more modern look. The International Symbol of Access was designed by Danish student Susanne Koefoed and has been in circulation since 1969. Originally featuring a headless body, it was …

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Study Finds Accessible Travel Large And Lucrative Market

A study has been undertaken in the US that has found that the accessible travel industry is a large and lucrative market. However travelers with disabilities still face obstacles when trying to find wheelchair accessible accommodation, activities and services.  The same applies here in Australia.  That’s why we continue to build the CanGoEverywhere database of accessible …

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