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By Lauredhel on December 23, 2010
Parking and pathways and seating? This is a piece of cake. This is public design 101. It should be something that is an essential part of building new playgrounds and of upgrading existing ones.
But no one is bothering. People with disabilities are supposed to be the passive “cared-for”, not active carers.
By Jo Tamar on September 29, 2010
Funny. I thought the whole point of a prosthetic leg was to enable a person who needs it to do pretty much the same range of things as a person who doesn’t have a prosthetic leg. Sometimes, it enables the prosthetic-leg-user to do those things even better than non-prosthetic-leg-users.
By Jo Tamar on September 22, 2010
One thing that I particularly enjoy when I visit another place is figuring out how to use the public transport system. I like the fact that I can figure it out – that the tools provided are tools I am able to use. Some of the tools which are commonly available (sometimes online) are: timetables and route maps, route diagrams at stations/stops and in the relevant vehicle, stop announcements (visual and audio), signs at stations/stops.
Perhaps it’s ironic, but I think that Sydney is one of the worst places I’ve been when it comes to figuring that sort of thing out. This has a serious impact on the accessibility of our public transport.
By Lauredhel on August 20, 2010
With apologies for the late notice. Please also note that Barbara Moore’s book has now been published by MacMillan, and her sister will be receiving her Master’s degree this weekend. ~~~ Last Year we posted an obituary honouring the life and work of Barbara Moore, a remarkably courageous and comically gifted feminist writer and poet, [...]
By Lauredhel on July 29, 2010
My scooter stopped today, while I was out with the Lad. Just … stopped. No lights, no fuel indicator lights, no beepability, brakes locked on. “Bother”, thought I, “that’s going to be a right pain in the buttocks”. There were a few people in eyeshot, though not in close range. Three primary school aged children [...]
By Mindy on July 13, 2010
A new voluntary building code on house design is being released today by Parliamentary Secretary for Disabilities, Bill Shorten. (please note link is to the media article on the code, not the code itself). Some exerpts from the article (SMH 13.7.10 author Kristy Needham): A minimalist step-free shower; a corridor wide enough for a sofa; and a [...]
By tigtog on June 26, 2010
THE enrolled nurse Alistair Colgrave was driving home after his first shift at a psychiatric unit on the north shore when he received a call from his boss telling him not to return.
By tigtog on June 22, 2010
I hadn’t especially considered whether improvements could be made here for those who are Deafblind, and I have no idea (yet) what their specific needs are for web access.
It’s now on my to-do list.