An image of the Canadian Rocky Mountains viewed from inside a train with a glass roof.

Since July 2019 new regulations came into place in Canada. The Canadian Transportation Agency (CTA) recognizes the right to equal access for persons with disabilities and have set up an accessibility complaints process. 

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The NSW Companion Card program is for people with significant and permanent disability who have a lifelong need for a high level of care to participate in community events and activities.

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Did you know you can learn first aid skills to support people with mental health problems? These courses can help you make a real difference to your community, and support people you care about.

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With Summer holidays approaching, and the hope of lazy days ahead, IDEAS has compiled a list of 6 Houseboats with accessibility features. We hope that you can while-away some time messing about in boats and simply enjoying some downtime.

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Visit England and Visit Scotland together this October launched a Business Support Guide titled “Dementia-Friendly Tourism.” In partnership with Alzheimers Society and England’s Inclusive Tourism Action Group. 

Whether it’s shopping, having a meal, going to a movie or getting the car checked, there are many special offers available with both the Seniors Card and the Senior Savers Card. Every citizen who is 60+ years of age and a permanent resident of NSW is eligible for one of the two cards offered by the program.

A photograph of a beach pathway with accessible matting. In the background is a blue sky with clouds.

To enhance the beach-going experience for people with disability, beach wheelchairs are now available at a number of new locations. They provide and improve access to the beach and ocean, with both children and adult-sized options to allow children,

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Imagine being confronted by a total stranger as you get out of your car in a disability access parking area at the local shopping centre. You have displayed a valid permit issued by the relevant authority.

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The AIDER Program (Assistance for Infirm, Disabled and Elderly Residents) is offered by the NSW Rural Fire Service and is a one-off free service to reduce bush fire hazards.

Disability Toilet Sign

Travelling when you have a disability can be stressful not knowing how often you will come across an accessible toilet can make getting out and about tough.