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Can’t do what you need to do in a public toilet? You’re not alone – and there’s help

Most of us don’t give much thought to going to the toilet. We go when we need to go.
But for a small minority of people, the act of urinating or defecating can be a major source of anxiety – especially when public restrooms are the only facilities available.
Paruresis (shy bladder) and parcopresis (shy bowel) are little known mental health conditions, yet they can significantly compromise a person’s quality of life. Continue Reading Can’t do what you need to do in a public toilet? You’re not alone – and there’s help

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Emotional support animals can endanger the public and make life harder for people like me who rely on service dogs

Untrained emotional support dogs don’t just attack people. They attack highly trained service dogs, as well, sometimes ending their working lives. Continue Reading Emotional support animals can endanger the public and make life harder for people like me who rely on service dogs

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Considerations When Designing Or Building Your App For People With Motor Impairments

Designing for motor impairments requires as much consideration as other disabilities but doesn’t really have a single approach that guarantees accessibility. Far from being a niche concern, visitors with some form of motor impairment likely make up a significant percentage of app users. Continue Reading Considerations When Designing Or Building Your App For People With Motor Impairments

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Grotesque Spectacle – Rio Has a Long Way To Go To Become More Accessible

The Paralympic Games will never be a panacea for the social issues facing a host city and nation. But can they be a beginning to enabling social, cultural and environmental change?
Rio is an old city, with dense areas such as the Rocinha favela. Making it accessible is no small ask. Continue Reading Grotesque Spectacle – Rio Has a Long Way To Go To Become More Accessible

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Study shows how Airbnb hosts discriminate against guests with disabilities as sharing economy remains in ADA gray area

AirBnB listings are not required by AirBnB to comply with discrimination laws and the experience of many guests show that hosts have many prejudices and embody stereotypes of disability. Continue Reading Study shows how Airbnb hosts discriminate against guests with disabilities as sharing economy remains in ADA gray area

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How a radical form of accessibility is pushing the boundaries of theatre performance

Relaxed performance – an approach to performance that challenges what have developed as strict expectations and codes for audience and performer engagement and behaviour – is making theatre and other types of live performance like fashion shows and musical events more accessible. Continue Reading How a radical form of accessibility is pushing the boundaries of theatre performance

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Accessibility Makes Good Business Sense for Tourism Operators

As a tourism operator you know that you can’t ever be all things to all people. You also want your marketing to reach everyone in your target market – which includes many people with accessibility needs. Continue Reading Accessibility Makes Good Business Sense for Tourism Operators

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Virtual zoos, museums and galleries: 14 sites with great free art and entertainment

As the coronavirus outbreak forces the closure of museums, art galleries, libraries and theatres around the word, the concept of “on demand culture” is gaining momentum.
Institutions – museums, galleries and concert halls, which by their very nature rely on in-person visits – are seeking out digital solutions in the form of live-streamed performances, virtual tours and searches of online collections. Continue Reading Virtual zoos, museums and galleries: 14 sites with great free art and entertainment

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VR technology gives new meaning to holidaying at home but is it really a substitute for travel?

As virtual reality technology improves, it creates new opportunities for travellers seeking new experiences. Participants in a virtual reality travel experience reported a sense of relaxation, similar to that gained from travel in real life.

Continue Reading VR technology gives new meaning to holidaying at home but is it really a substitute for travel?

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Commonwealth Games were far better Integrated But Society Needs to Catch Up

The Commonwealth Games integrated the para-games into the main event which was fantastic and should serve as an example to other events on how to incorporate accessibility. However society in general still needs much improvement with basic infrastructure such as transport still having a long way to go. Continue Reading Commonwealth Games were far better Integrated But Society Needs to Catch Up

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What is an MLAK Key & How It Can Help The Disabled With Accessibility

The Master Locksmiths Access Key (MLAK) enables people who are physically challenged to have 24-hour access to public facilities. The MLAK system has been installed in elevators at railway stations, toilets in Council municipalities and National Parks, and in adaptive playground equipment throughout Australia. Continue Reading What is an MLAK Key & How It Can Help The Disabled With Accessibility

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What needs to be considered when travelling in a wheelchair? John and Ange Miezitis Speak Out

Hear an interview with a wheelchair user of 30 years who travels the world with his wife and is a self described foodie. They discuss air travel & accessible accommodation. Continue Reading What needs to be considered when travelling in a wheelchair? John and Ange Miezitis Speak Out

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