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Making Victoria accessible

19 /12/ 2012 Comments are Closed

With the United Nations International Day of Disability being marked this month (on 3 December), in this edition of Tourism Excellence e-News we highlight some of the local initiatives that are helping to improve tourism accessibility in Victoria.

VTIC member Global Ballooning, with the support of Scope and Burt & Davies Transport Accident Lawyers, has built the first accessible hot air balloon basket in Australia. A recent wheelchair passenger, Lavourne, had a fantastic time on her flight.

“This was my long-term dream coming true,” Lavourne says. “I want to tell other people with a disability to keep pushing themselves to do whatever they want to do, because it is possible for dreams to come true.”

You can take flight with Lavourne in this moving video:

Victoria’s parks are more accessible than ever

The team at Global Ballooning aren’t the only operators tackling accessibility. Our state parks are now also more accessible than ever thanks to the work Parks Victoria has been doing to improve accommodation and provide all-terrain wheelchairs for use.

To read the full story and see photos and video, visit the Parks Victoria website.

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