This year’s Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Week will take place from 7-13 September, and we’re highlighting an important message: Accessibility equals opportunity.
Throughout the week, we’ll be sharing stories from our members on what accessibility means to them and improvements that can be made.
It’s not just about physically being able to access venues and services – it’s about ensuring all venues and services provide comprehensive, accurate accessibility information that can be found quickly and easily.
By improving accessibility in Australia, we provide people with spinal cord damage and other physical disabilities a greater opportunity to participate and contribute to their local communities.
Ensuring accessibility information is readily available also empowers people to make informed decisions about the places they visit.
As businesses and tourism destinations recover from the impact of COVID-19, it’s more important than ever to provide people with spinal cord damage the opportunity to participate in and contribute to their local communities.
When a community is accessible, everybody wins.
Watch Carol’s story
Ways to show your support this Awareness Week
- Connect with us on Facebook to share our Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Week posts with your friends, family and networks
- Share our tips for businesses and venues in your community
Join our membership and have your voice heard
If you’re not already a member of Spinal Life Australia, why not join today?
Membership is free and by joining our community, you can access peer support, advocacy assistance and much more.
You can also have a voice in our campaigns to create a more accessible Australia on a local, state and national level, in key areas including accommodation, transport, health, employment and access to aids, funding and equipment.
Tips for businesses and venues
As part of Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Week, we’re sharing our tips with businesses and venues on how they can improve accessibility, information that they have available for people with disabilities, as well as training for staff.
It’s our aim to increase understanding of the challenges people face and how these can be greatly reduced through simple measures to improve access and inclusion for everyone.
If you’re a local business and you’d like to find out more, click here.