It’s an amazing improvement from the previous wheelchair access through the kitchens and utility tunnels, and it’s good to finally see it happen since it was planned in 2003. Major architectural changes to landmark buildings aren’t built in a day, I guess.
This news story focuses only on wheelchair accessibility, which is natural enough since the accessibility ambassador is Louise Sauvage, but obviously the changes will also benefit other PWD who find stairs difficult, and will also be much easier for those who find crowds unsafe for them.
Kudos to the Brisbane Times sub-editor for the title too – “for those less mobile”. Puts the emphasis on exactly which type of disability is being addressed rather than lumping “the disabled” all together.
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