disability

Accessibility and Sydney’s public transport: knowing where you’re going

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.

Children are awesome

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”[1], thought I, “that’s going to be a right pain in the buttocks”. There were… Read More ›

Liveable House Design

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… Read More ›