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10Mar 2015
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Disability Access in Zoos Perth Zoo’s long-term commitment to being a user-friendly place for people with disability has been recognised with the Companion Card Affiliate of the Year Award. Minister for Disability Services, Helen Morton presented Perth Zoo with the award on behalf of National Disability Services, which operates the Companion Card program in Western Read More

10Mar 2015
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You are invited to participate in important research. Researchers at Scope, a disability service in Victoria, are testing surveys capturing the outcomes associated with disability services and social inclusion as experienced by people with disabilities in Australia. This national research is part of a multi-year project. We are inviting people with disabilities to complete the Read More

26Feb 2015
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A Tactile Ground Surface Indicator (TGSI) serves two (2) purposes.The first purpose is to direct individuals with a vision impairment along the safest path of travel. This known as a directional tactile. The second purpose is to alert individuals with a vision impairment of a potential hazard that lays ahead such as a stairway or Read More

26Feb 2015
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The Facts about TACTILE GROUND SURFACE INDICATORS! Tactile Ground Surface Indicators are covered by the Australian/New Zealand Standard 1428.4.1:2009 and is described as a means to assist individuals with a visual impairment. Hazard Tactile Ground Surface Indicator’s must be installed where a potential injury risk or hazard – for instance this includes, however is not Read More

26Feb 2015
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Accessible Parking Bays – or as most people call them – “Disabled Parking Bays” is due to have some considerable changes to the requirements as set in the Australian Standard 2890.6. A Fact sheet can be purchased for $10.00 here – www.disabilitystandards.com.au Previously the requirements were as shown below: The new requirements for accessible parking Read More

26Feb 2015
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People with and without disabilities descend on Federation Square for the Rawcus flashmob. Part of the City of Port Phillip YouTube Project supported by the Victorian Department of Human Services, Southern Region. The flashmob was conceived by Rawcus. Directed by Kate Sulan (www.rawcus.org.au) and Clair Korobacz (www.onestepatatimelikethis.com). Project management by Rosemary Joy Including performers from Read More

26Feb 2015
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New building accessibility standards, which will ensure that public buildings in Australia are accessible to people with disabilities have now come into force. Attorney-General, Robert McClelland said the Disability (Access to Buildings – Premises) Standards 2010 (Premises Standards) was an important milestone in the National Disability Strategy. “The new Premises Standards will apply to any Read More