Accessible Tourism

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$30M Fund with Focus on Accessibility and Inclusion

The NSW Government announced a $30M fund for Regional NSW to deliver new or upgraded tourism infrastructure as well as improve accessibility for people with disability. Stream Two of the funding provides grants between $50,000 and $500,000 for projects that will improve the accessibility and inclusion of tourism experiences for people with disability. As qualified …

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Brisbane Airport Supports Travelers with Invisible Disabilities

Many Australian airports offer assistance to people with disability, but Brisbane Airport’s new program will support travellers with hidden disabilities and other airports are soon to follow suite. The Australian-first program, which has already been successfully implemented in the United Kingdom, will help people with hidden conditions and disabilities such as anxiety, autism or dementia …

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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 Tourism Mentoring Program Launched by Destination Gold Coast

This week saw the launch of a great initiative from Destination Gold Coast.  With funding from the Department of Innovation, Tourism Industry Development a program will be run over the next six months where eight Gold Coast businesses will be mentored through a process enabling them to cater better to the accessible tourism market. Assistant …

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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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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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