GEELONG & THE BELLARINE WORKS TOWARDS BECOMING DESTINATION:ACCESSIBLE
In partnership with the Australian Federation of Disability Organisations (AFDO), TGGB is working towards making our region a more accessible destination and a more welcoming place for people with disabilities.
This project was made possible through the generous funding of Regional Development Victoria.
Did you know…
- One in five Australians has a disability
- $8 billion per year is spent on Australian tourism by travellers with a disability
- The market for accessible tourism is much broader than people with a disability. Older people, parents with prams and overseas travellers can all benefit from improved information, more accessible buildings and a flexible approach to providing customer service
- We all have some experience of disability – whether it’s our self, a family member, friend, colleague, associate or a customer.
A little about the project…
Over the last two years, representatives from AFDO have been visiting tourism businesses around the region, completing disability-friendly checks and making recommendations on a range of practical, impactful changes businesses can make.
Over this time, collectively we have helped over 100 businesses in our region become more accessible.
Now in the final phase of the project, we will be launching a ‘Destination Accessible Roadmap’ that will help guide businesses to make more changes at their own pace. The Roadmap will be launched early 2021.
What your organisation will get out of making changes?
Your tourism business will be provided with the knowledge, education and recommendations to start making your business more accessible to everyone.
With your help to make the region more welcoming for people with disabilities, we’ll get to work promoting it as an accessible destination – a place where people with disabilities can enjoy a holiday and have options for eating, drinking and sleeping.
How to get involved…
Keep on the look out for our ‘Destination Accessible Roadmap’ which will help make improvements to your business.
We’ll also be running some more training for you and your employees.
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