Australia's stunning landscapes inspire awe in the hearts of locals and world travellers alike. From the Flinders Ranges to the Kimberley, there is a never-ending world of beauty to explore and fall in love with in our great outdoors.
National Tree Day on July 29, 2018, presents an unmissable opportunity to spend some time with Mother Nature herself, enjoying the best accessible nature trails our gorgeous country has to offer.
In honor of the occasion, we have compiled a list featuring some of the best nature trails and outdoor recreation areas accessible to wheelchair users and people with disabilities in each state.
Online forums provide a safe and fun platform for people across the world to come together and share interests and experiences. These virtual clubs allow members to bond with a group of friends who are accessible at any time of the day, from anywhere in the world. Communities like these are especially important for people with disabilities and chronic illnesses. When health problems or mobility limit access to the local community, members can connect with a network of understanding, caring, and supportive online friends.
My name is David Smith and I am a Paralympic Champion in Boccia. A consequence of my sporting commitments is that I spend a lot of time travelling in my Quickie QM710 wheelchair. If you’re going on a holiday or planning a weekend away, it’s always worth putting aside the time to brush up on your air traveling knowledge. To keep your next adventure smooth and stress-free, take advantage of my top tips for travelling in an aeroplane with a wheelchair.
Everyday, technology evolves in new and exciting ways to assist people in their everyday lives. For people with disabilities, accessibility is not only highly necessarily, but often extremely frustrating to find. Not only has technology made phone apps readily available, but also many developers are using them to create services to assist people with disabilities. Whether you’re searching for assistance with communication, looking for an accessible parking space, or wanting to hire a care team - there’s an app for that!
Given appropriate training, dogs can be an enormous benefit to people with disabilities. With the help of an assistance dog, people with disabilities are better equipped to overcome physical and psychological challenges, helping them lead more fulfilling and more independent lifestyles. If a disability is imposing physical or mental limitations on your independence, an assistance dog could be the key to providing you greater freedom and security.