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One step closer to access all areas

By Explore
May 12 2021 - 12:13pm

Yasmine Gray has lost track of the number of times she’s contacted a venue in advance and been told it’s accessible, only to arrive and find there’s a single step up to the entrance. For the Canberran, who’s in a wheelchair and often on her own, “it might as well be a mountain”.

If you have a disability, accessibility issues are often hard enough to deal with just in your own neighbourhood – and a recent survey found 75 per cent of respondents have skipped social functions with family and friends because of a fear they would be inaccessible. But just imagine how much more complicated it is when you’re travelling.

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