General & Community

  • Ramps into premises
  • Wheelchair hire in shopping centres
  • Designated car parking spaces in the local community for people with mobility issues
  • Initiate local award system/competition for businesses which are ‘ability positive’ or ‘disability friendly’
  • Beach wheelchairs where appropriate
  • Clear smooth footpaths with small curbs
  • Highlights on the edges of steps
  • Tactile paving
  • Audible signals
  • Wheelchair assistance call bell outside premises
  • Promote appropriate forms of assistance and support to persons with disabilities to ensure their access to information
  • Promote easy to read documents and written information
  • Promote electronic information, audio information and videos
  • Provide low-level polling booths at polling stations
  • Provide dual purpose exercise equipment in community areas
  • Community based sighted guides

Businesses

  • Ramps into premises
  • Wheelchair accessible bathrooms
  • Automated toilet doors on accessible bathrooms
  • Appropriate fire exits
  • Disability awareness training for staff
  • Switches placed at lower height
  • Wheelchair height reception desks or split-level desks to accommodate wheelchair user customers
  • Hand railings where appropriate
  • Dropped curbs on both sides of designated accessible parking space
  • Assistance call bell outside premises
  • Provide appropriate forms of assistance and support to people with disabilities to ensure their access to information
  • Promote easy to read documents and written information
  • Promote electronic information, audio information and videos
  • Install a hearing loop at reception areas, auditoriums, stadia, cinemas, restaurants
  • Install extra wheelchair accessible parking spaces
  • ATM machines to be allocated at an appropriate height for wheelchair users (900mm from ground level)
  • Ramps to have appropriate gradient
  • Wet rooms in hotels should have wall mounted shower chair with armrests
  • Hand dryers at lower level
  • Hair salon – ensure sinks at an appropriate height for wheelchair user, height adjustable sink

Councils

  • Improved path surfaces and crossing areas i.e. no high curbs
  • Yellow edges on steps
  • Accessibility awareness campaign
  • Staff disability awareness training
  • Promote businesses that promote access and inclusiveness
  • Switches placed at lower height in building
  • Convene accessibility champion network of people with disabilities to advise/guide development works
  • Review recruitment processes to render them more disability positive
  • Access audit of website
  • Promote other appropriate forms of assistance and support to persons with disabilities to ensure their access to information
  • Promote easy to read documents and accessible written information
  • Promote electronic information, audio information and videos
  • Provide support to individuals to ensure person has access to council services
  • Put in place a text alert system to report the misuse of accessible parking spaces

Schools

  • Ramps
  • Even surfaces in school yards
  • Level paths and roads into and out of school
  • Promote appropriate forms of assistance and support to persons with disabilities to ensure their access to information
  • Provide easy to read documents and accessible written information
  • Provide electronic information, audio information and videos
  • Provide support to individuals to ensure the person has access to services
  • Provide assistive technology where needed
  • Provide height adjustable desks in classrooms
  • Switches placed at lower height
  • Accessible bathroom door opening out
  • Material available in accessible formats