We’re on an Australia marathon here at Disabled Travelers, and we’re coming ‘round the bend to the sun-soaked city of Perth, capital of Western Australia and fourth-largest city on the island, known for its brilliant beaches and lively nightlife, made even more lively by the steady stream of able-bodied and handicapped travelers who visit on a regular basis. Perth is a beautiful city, and a big part of our access guide countdown to hit all the major metro zones in the wacky and wonderful Land of Oz.
So far, local airports and airlines have been a little hit-or-miss with accessibility, and that’s a shame. Perth Airport is pretty terse about accessibility within the terminals, but you can get a wheelchair by calling ahead to the airline you’re flying with. Better news is provided by official outlets: the City of Perth website affirms its commitment to universal access in a glowing and detailed listing of accessibility features, including transit, parking, streets, and buildings. Ramps, tactile indicators and audible street signs are common throughout the city. For a more whimsical take on the city’s attractions and offerings, try Perth Tourist Centre Online. [more]
Are you ready for even more of the Disabled Access Australia series?
Today, we’re hitting the bush trail once again to visit Melbourne, the second most populous city, on the bay of Port Phillip.
A major cultural hub, home to the Australian film industry, television, and avant garde art, it’s an eminently livable place and a great base for your visit to the Land Down under.
But how does it rate for accessibility? Well, we’re about to find out! [more]
Welcome everyone to Disabled Travelers, where we’ve decided to push the envelope and provide just a little more especially for deaf travel this month.
Finding accessible hotels, attractions, and tour operators when you’re hard of hearing isn’t easy, but things are getting better – and if we do our part to make it easier, then I’d consider it a job well done!
We have a few more points of interest to share today, and then it’s back to the Land Down Under to finish up our Australia access guides. Right now, I am excited to present July’s deaf travel resources … the sequel! [more]
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It’s time for July’s Disabled Travelers deaf travel update … and just as I predicted, there’s more and more going on in the deaf travel world every month!
Granted, I haven’t found what I would call “access guides” for the globetrotter with hearing loss, but I’m kicking up my search a notch and hope to report back with more findings very soon.
There’s so much to share lately, you might see a deaf travel doubleheader from me this month! [more]
Today’s installment of our Australia access guides brings us to beautiful Brisbane, capital of Queensland.
Located on the east coast, and bisected by the Brisbane River, it is the third-most populated city anywhere in Australia.
Being coastal, its climate is less arid and more hospitable for handicapped travelers visiting Oz from afar. The Central Business District is largely walkable, and the city is known for its burgeoning live music scene, which incorporates new and classic flavors.
Off we go … [more]
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Disabled Travelers’ Australia access guides are shaping up nicely, as we’ve hacked through the Outback and visited the capital, Canberra.
Now we have what’s arguably the most famous city in Australia in our sights: Sydney!
Home of the world-famous Sydney Opera House, now the most recently constructed UNESCO World Heritage Sites on Earth, situated in the city that’s easily the biggest tourist draw on the whole island. Without further ado, let’s explore! [more]
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We have been wandering around the Australian outback for a few posts now, and it is time to check out accessibility in some great cities.
Sydney may be the most famous, but the capital of Australia is actually Canberra, in the southeast corner of the continent.
Called the “Bush Capital” for its lush greenery and wide-open public spaces, it has some of the country’s oldest and most distinguished museums and art collections, plus all the historic government sites you would expect from a world capital. [more]
Thanks for popping in as Disabled Travelers continues its journey through the brush, building up toward the best Australia access guides on the ‘net.
Last time we talked about handicapped travel resources throughout the Outback, but Australia is a big country, so before we hit the cities in style, I thought we would highlight some of the most beloved tourist attractions all over the island and see which ones offer the most in accessibility.
Naturally, these trips will bring us right back to the Outback again, but after this, it’s on to the capital, Canberra, and then the largest metropolis, Sydney! Then we’ll check out Brisbane, and after that, who can tell? [more]
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After dropping by Oceania a few posts back and taking a look at Australia, a vast and unique country that’s working hard to leave behind a checkered past in accessibility, I’ve decided it’s finally time for the long-awaited Disabled Access: Australia series.
We’ll be visiting the major cities as well as touring the wilderness – which is exactly what’s on today’s agenda. [more]
Howdy and welcome back to Disabled Travelers!
I’m back from vacation and ready to roll with more valuable tips, handicapped travel resources, and access guides here at the happeningest blog on the ‘net for disabled globetrotters.
It’s time for our monthly news round-up, where we’ll once again visit top media outlets and blogs reporting on the latest developments in the wide world of wheelchair accessible travel.
Let’s get underway! [more]