Did you know that approximately one in five Australians have a disability, and one in eight Australians identify as a carer? There’s a good chance that you, or someone you know, is impacted by disability in some way.
Getaboutable aims to give people with disabilities the confidence to get out and about. Earlier this year they received a City Grant to help start the Accessible Canberra Project, aimed at encouraging businesses within Civic to be more inclusive through increasing accessibility information. Following the successful City Grant funded pilot, further funding was given to Getaboutable by Hands Across Canberra to expand the Accessible Canberra Project across the ACT.
Today, much of this information is now publicly available on their website for business owners to tap into. A list of useful training and awareness programs, along with contact details for accessibility infrastructure providers, can be found on their site.
Getaboutable.com is also a platform to promote those businesses who are inclusive to people with accessibility needs. Their online map and search tools make it easy for anyone looking to find accessible venues and activities in Canberra and beyond.
Getaboutable was founded in 2015 by Dr Yasmine Gray, who is passionate about travel and adventure but found it challenging to enjoy new experiences as she became less mobile over the years due to multiple sclerosis. The idea started as Yasmine and a friend were discussing their frustrations in trying to find information about accessible leisure activities and travel destinations.
Today, Getaboutable empowers the 20 per cent of the Australian population with mobility, vision, hearing and other assistance needs, as well as their families, friends and supporters to find and share information about accessible travel and leisure activities.
Visit Getaboutable.com and join them in making the City Renewal Precinct more inclusive for everyone.