Finding and choosing access solutions

How Businesses Can Better Serve Customers with Disabilities

3rd Apr 18
People with limited mobility can modify their homes to suit their specific challenges. The same can’t be said when they head out for the weekly shopping mission. Having left their front door, they’re at the mercy of business owners and any provisions they’ve made for disabled customers – almost 20 per cent of the Australian population. Seeing a shopping environment through the eyes of someone confined to a wheelchair or...

How to Make an Event Accessible for All

3rd Dec 17
Temperatures are rising, and the summer event season is upon us. If you’re disabled or physically impaired, you’ll know all-too-well that well planned access and disabled facilities can make or break your event experience. If you’re not… you probably won’t. Poor access is usually a result of ignorance rather than malice, but is very unwelcoming and in some cases discriminatory, none-the-less. So, read on to learn six ways events can...

Swimming Pool Accessibility

3rd Apr 17
The Disability (Access to Premises – Buildings) Standards 2010 is an important piece of legislation that has been in effect since May 2011. This legislation requires that all building approval applications for new buildings or upgrades to existing buildings must comply with guidelines that were created to ensure accessibility to all people. Since their introduction, the Disability Standards have helped improve the accessibility of Australia’s new and upgraded public buildings. This...

Home Modifications Pay Off in the Long Run

3rd Oct 16
National insurance data shows that half of all falls result in hospital admissions and 39% of falls result in death. As you might imagine, the cost of these injuries is significant to individuals and society as a whole. A team of researchers in New Zealand recently sought to determine if the cost of fall prevention modifications in the home, where 53% of all falls occur, would pay off in the long...

There's No Need to Leave Home in the Case of Poor Mobility

To some Australians, having to cope with reduced mobility means that the only option is to move into a retirement home or assisted care facility. Being able to remain at home can make all the difference during a trying time.
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