Melissa James

Brisbane Airport Supports Travelers with Invisible Disabilities

Many Australian airports offer assistance to people with disability, but Brisbane Airport’s new program will support travellers with hidden disabilities and other airports are soon to follow suite. The Australian-first program, which has already been successfully implemented in the United Kingdom, will help people with hidden conditions and disabilities such as anxiety, autism or dementia …

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Destinations for All Conference 2018

The second World Summit on Accessible Tourism – Destinations for All was held in October 2018. The conference was held in Brussels and Melissa James of Inclusive Tourism was invited to present.  Her presentation was titled Advocacy Initiatives for Accessible Tourism and discussed the importance of collaboration between stakeholders including government departments, tourism operators and …

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Young man in wheelchair going down path.

Accessible Tourism Mentoring Program Launched by Destination Gold Coast

This week saw the launch of a great initiative from Destination Gold Coast.  With funding from the Department of Innovation, Tourism Industry Development a program will be run over the next six months where eight Gold Coast businesses will be mentored through a process enabling them to cater better to the accessible tourism market. Assistant …

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Brisbane Airport Leading the Way in Access

Brisbane Airport has invested more than $3 million in the past five years implementing its extensive Disability Access Management Plan in addition to the funding for DDA compliance incorporated into other major projects. It’s the first airport in Australia to open a dedicated Changing Places facility for passengers with disabilities.  It’s located on the ground …

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Accessible Housing

Developers Going Accessible Developers seizing on disability-friendly apartment opportunities as NDIS needs soar By social affairs correspondent Norman Hermant – ABC.net.au For most of the last decade, Amy Pilson could not escape a sense of loneliness and isolation. Amy lives with paraplegia and uses a wheelchair. Her home was a ground unit at her grandmother’s house …

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