Local councils in Sydney and Brisbane have launched plans to make their neighbourhoods more accessible for the elderly and people with disability.
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Landlords and home owners should be required to report if their property is accessible according to report which calls for a nationwide inventory and the creation of an Airbnb-style platform to help people with disability find housing.
A parliamentary committee has recommended that federal road and transport agencies start researching the implementation of a regulatory system in which people who use mobility scooters are subject to licensing, registration and insurance.
A new smartphone app is helping people with disabilities navigate their way around Brisbane by identifying accessible venues and infrastructure.
A world-first app has been launched to support older people and people with disabilities, including renters and strata occupiers, to make simple, inexpensive modifications to their homes.
For such a small piece of equipment, the iPad packs a lot of punch when it comes to providing accessibility features, writes Jacqui Kirkman.
Victorian-based service provider Villa Maria has this week launched an Australian first free smart-phone app to help carers and people with a disability find accessible venues and events in Melbourne.
The state government has changed housing regulations to make new homes more user friendly.
The ACCC will hold a national meeting looking at ways to reduce the number of deaths and injuries associated with mobility scooters.