The Access Accelerator Program
If you are a Queensland-based small business or tourism operator you may be able to access funding from the Queensland State Government to start your journey towards becoming more accessible and inclusive.
If you want to learn how to attract more customers from the 4.4 million Australians living with disability then the Access Access Accelerator program is for you! Click here to complete an Expression of Interest form.
The Access Accelerator program is an initiative between Spinal Life Australia and Cérge, this program is designed to help businesses implement changes in order to better understand and serve people with disability, creating an accessible and inclusive workplace that benefits everyone.
By participating in this program, businesses can enhance their capabilities, improve disability confidence, and reform their workplace culture and employment practices – all leading to a broader appeal for their tourism offer.
In order to conduct the Access Accelerator, we need to secure a number of registrations of interest in the same region. By registering your interest, you are letting us know there may be demand in your region, and we will work to secure interest from other operators in your region to enable the program to be run.
Register your Interest
How does it work?
Register your interest to participate in a
2-day non-consecutive Access Accelerator
The program runs every 2 months over 12 months to accommodate for tourism peak periods, rostering, and staff turnover.
Dedicated professional Access
and Inclusion resource embedded in your
What is involved?
The program offers four key components that provide practical steps toward enhancing accessibility and inclusion in the tourism industry.
- Immersive disability awareness Training – The Realistic RACE – to build empathy and compassion for employees and customers with disability.
- Adoption of Cérge technology– To guarantee an inclusive experience with the Cérge companion app, access guides, visual stories, and sensory guides – this will assist customers with disability, parents, and carers to find accessible venues and be assured of an inclusive experience.
- Access and inclusion plan development – identifying a set of recommendations and action items the business can systematically address over a 3-year plan.
- Promotion of accessible offerings – In partnership with a Regional Tourism Organisation to position your region as accessible and inclusive.
The Access Accelerator program offers a practical and comprehensive approach to enhancing accessibility and inclusion in the tourism industry. The program provides businesses with the tools, resources, and knowledge necessary to create a more accessible and inclusive environment for all individuals, including those with disabilities. By participating in this program, businesses can differentiate themselves from competitors, attract a new market of customers, and enhance their reputation as an inclusive and accessible destination.