Montage with child on bicycle, scenery and kyakTraining and Consultants

Make your facility more 'access friendly' through your attitude and knowledge and the attitude and knowledge of your staff.

Training can take the form of raising your access awareness, learning to make your venue accessible for people with sensory loss, simple adaptive equipment for recreational activities, developing an access guide for your services and facilities and so on.

Etiquette and tips

The following tips are provided by Latrobe City Council in Victoria and provide information for effective communication with, and assistance for, people with vision, hearing and mobility requirements.

Consultants

Consultants may be of assistance as you improve the accessibility of your business. Some offer tourism-focused advice while others are accredited building auditors who will provide a thorough report on your premises and services.

Organisation Activity Focus
ACA Australia Site outlining certified access auditors across Australia
Access Audits Disability access auditing, advice, training and presentations
Easy Access Australia Travel guide for people with a disability or mobility difficulty
IDEAS Information provider in the disability field, through the provision of accessible disability information, community Education and Related Advocacy
NICAN Nican is information on recreation, tourism, sport and the arts for people with disabilities and supports an Australian society where any recreational opportunity values diversity, supports freedom and choice and strengthens inclusive communities
Independent Living Centre Provides impartial, expert advice on equipment and resources for people with disabilities, their advocates, carers and service providers.
Vision Australia Advice and help to improve access to information, products, services and the built environment for people who are blind or vision impaired.

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