Accessibility

Accessibility

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Access Sydney: The easy guide to easy access

NRMA & Australian Quadriplegic Association; Singapore: Tien Wah Press; 2002 ISBN 0-9580074-0-3

This book is the easy guide to easy access in Australia’s largest city. There are many guides to the many attractions of Sydney, but this is the only one to provide comprehensive, up to date information about access to buildings and transport of all kinds.

The primary criterion for inclusion in the guide is that a venue is accessible by an unassisted person using an electric wheelchair. Venues that require more than moderate assistance have not been included.

City centre and suburban locations are allocated chapter specific information on each venue listed alphabetically under the following headings:

  1. Attractions – places of cultural, historic or scenic interest
  2. Food – restaurants, cafes to suit all pockets
  3. Shopping – markets, department stores and specialist boutiques
  4. Parks and Gardens – green spaces, large and small
  5. Theatres and cinemas – popular entertainment venues
  6. Sports and leisure – swimming pools, football grounds, racing venues
  7. Accommodation – five star hotels to backpacker style accommodation

Also included is detailed information on all forms of transport – with maps of train and ferry routes – and a comprehensive list of useful organisations with contact details.

Easy Access Australia

Bruce M. Cameron; Australia: Easy Access Australia Publishing Pty. Ltd.; 2000 ISBN 0-9557510-1-X

This book is a complete guide for anyone with a mobility difficulty, including seniors, families, and those who use a wheelchair.

This book features:

  1. Over 600 accessible accommodation options, including more than 300 bathroom floor plans, covering hotels, motels, guest houses, Bed & Breakfasts, backpackers, and caravan parks
  2. Accessible transport options – planes, trains, buses and hiring an accessible vehicle, self drive and hand controlled
  3. Access information to most of Australia’s major tourist attractions (and many smaller interesting side trips as well)
  4. Easy access maps
  5. Information contacts for hospitals, equipment hire, arranging care and contacting support organisations
  6. Local tour operators who provide an accessible holiday
  7. Where to shop and get something to eat

Formula 1 for Survival on our Roads – a humorous, poignant and practical book for all road users

Jenny Shuttleworth; Australia: Published by the author; 1986 ISBN 1-86252-536-6

This updated edition gives listings of:

  1. More than 500 of the most accessible accommodation options in Australia, including caravan parks, camps, hotels, motels and bed & breakfasts
  2. More than 400 wheelchair accessible tourist attractions
  3. Information in each state on helpful groups and organisations for wheelchair travellers and their carers

The Wheelie’s Handbook of Australia: An updated directory of accessible accommodation options & tourist attractions around Australia [2nd edition]

Colin James; Campbellfield, Victoria, Australia: Ford Australia Ltd.; 1999 ISBN 0-646-26714-0

This updated edition gives listings of:

  1. More than 500 of the most accessible accommodation options in Australia, including caravan parks, camps, hotels, motels and bed & breakfasts
  2. More than 400 wheelchair accessible tourist attractions
  3. Information in each state on helpful groups and organisations for wheelchair travellers and their carers

Wheels within wheels: A guide to safe travel for wheelchair users

Andrew Gagalowicz; ACT, Australia: Practical Answers; 1995 ISBN 0-646-18231-5

This book is an authoritative and comprehensive guide to dealing with the major road safety concerns of some 80,000 Australian’s who are wheelchair users, as well as the concerns of family members, carers and others involved in their transportation.

This book is designed to take readers through a range of ideas, for equipment options and practical advice which will assist people make sensible and considered decisions about their safety before, during and after travelling in a vehicle.

Designed for the lay person, this book:

  1. Is written in plain English
  2. Is simply and logically set out
  3. Contains practical information
  4. Makes extensive use of straight forward diagrams, photographs and tables

This book will help to make a difference to the safety of wheelchair users and their carers while being transported in a vehicle. The book will also enhance the quality of people’s lives by allowing them to have improved access and freedom within their communities.