Welcome to Access Brisbane: a guide to access and facilities for people with disabilities plus stories, art and feedback.
The central part of the web site is the Access Ratings Database section which contains a database of Brisbane places with accessiblity ratings. For example, users can search for "accommodation" or "cinemas" and find a ranked list of places with details of accessible features at each place.
This web site is designed to replace the very popular series of Access Brisbane books that Brisbane City Council produced over past years.
|You can search the database by region and suburb, categories and subcategories. The database will provide you with contact details, a description of accessible facilities available and an overall accessibility rating for each place listed.|
A city is a living landscape… it changes in time both physically and for the people in it, and so should information referring to it. You can help to make Access Brisbane a living document, breathing the experiences of the city's people and informing of the changes in the landscape that shapes our lives.
The accessibility of locations and venues is constantly changing. The database is meant to change too so please provide feedback if you don't agree with the information you find on the database or add a new record if you know of a location that is not listed.
|The stories page allow people to tell their tales of living with a disability in Brisbane. Your stories and experiences of access and accessibility are in demand and could be featured for all to see. Use the "add a story" button to make a contribution.|
|View works of art depicting the life and work of persons experiencing disabilities. Current exhibitions include works from Ivan Collins, a Brisbane painter and Ross Barber, a nationally and internationally recognised artist and a member of Access Arts. A temporary exhibition of photographs depicts accessible design features around Brisbane.|
|Resources and Disability Information Service|
|The resource page is a list of links to web sites with more information on aspects of access, disability and the sights and sounds of Brisbane.|
The Disability Information Service page is a link to the Queensland Government's Disability Information and Awareness Line database. The DIAL database contains details of Queensland service providers and support groups for all disability types.