Access Q&A highlights need for action
People With Disabilities ACT held a successful forum on access issues at the ACT Legislative Assembly on 23 October 2015.
The forum brought together the Minister for Disability, the Shadow Minister for Planning and a host of community leaders to discuss the future of access in an ageing Canberra.
Amongst the ideas to emerge from the forum were:
- A Canberra Access Charter to ensure excellence in access to the built environment across the city
- A proposal for mandated timeframes for buses to meet DDA standards
- Proposals for a single coordination point for resolving access issues
- A focus on access Blackspots such as Bunda St.
Outcomes from the forum have informed PWD ACT’s policy development and advocacy including our submission in the 2015/16 ACT Budget Community Consultation process: http://www.budgetconsultation.act.gov.au/input-received/2015/69.-people-with-disabilities