Long days, warm nights, and a world of opportunity! Summer days of poolside fun and sunshine bliss are all too wonderful. For people with disabilities, making sure that activities are accessible and inclusive is a must. These are some of Australia’s best summer activities for people with disabilities.
An adventurous heart and playful soul are the core elements of being a child. Having a disability should never preclude going on an adventure, but it may need to be adapted slightly in order to include your child’s wheelchair as well. For children, an important part of their learning and development is to play and bond with family and friends through exciting activities and quality time spent together.
Everyone has the desire of exploring the natural wonders and beautiful sites spread around the world. However, most of these destinations are not accessible. Nonetheless, Australia has made great strides to create barrier-free travel for people with disabilities. The country offers a wide variety of wheelchair-friendly holiday destinations, accommodations, and tours.
Maintaining a healthy and active lifestyle can be a challenging task, especially for people with disabilities. There are so many physical and mental benefits that you can gain from maintaining a healthy and active lifestyle. Becoming more active and involved in social group events will positively impact your mental health and improve your social wellbeing. Joining a social group might be an intimidating thought but there are so many activities you can become involved in with people who have similar interests!
An accessible beach should provide easier access to the beach for people with disabilities so that anyone can enjoy the beach. There are an increasing amount of beaches in Australia that are becoming accessible for people with disabilities. These beaches have some key features that make them more accessible and encourage people with disabilities to go to the beach which include accessible facilities, transport and infrastructure.
Apart from people with disabilities being in a position to enjoy the beach access, they should be able to get to the beach and water with ease. This article presents a guide to accessible beaches in Australia with special attention to the elements that make a beach accessible.