Adelaide Fringe Accessibility in a powered wheelchair

An introduction Adelaide Fringe Accessibility is a topic which is important to me, as I use a wheelchair to get around. I first attended the Adelaide Fringe in a wheelchair in 2016. And went to seven events including The Naked Magicians, Neel Kolhatkar and Abbot the musical. In 2017 it was only two events including … Read more

How not to travel to the Adelaide Fringe via Adelaide Access Taxis

Adelaide Access Taxis – introduction I am fortunate to have a vehicle that I can drive independently, whenever I want, and wherever I choose to go. It is a 2013 Volkswagen Transporter that can take my manual or powered wheelchairs. The underfloor lifter, docking station, 3-way driver’s seat, hand controls and an additional seat belt … Read more

The election is over. So what happened?

Introduction John ran as a candidate for Dignity Party in the South Australia state election, held on 17th March 2018, in the seat of Torrens. His goal was simple – to increase the votes for the Upper House candidates, and for Kelly Vincent to retain her position in the Legislative Council. Kelly has been a … Read more

Dignity Party SA – Why I am contesting the seat of Torrens

My History Why would anyone in their right mind want to have anything to do with politics? How did I end up as a candidate in the seat of Torrens for Dignity Party SA? Growing up my parents continuously spoke of the good qualities of Labor Party politicians.  And these included Gough Whitlam and Bob … Read more

Ticketek Accessible Ticketing – Cannot book tickets online. A Video Blog

Ticketek Accessible Ticketing John Duthie is a long time sporting fan, and loves to attend musicals, concerts and other events, for both local and international entertainers.  In 2017, customers can book tickets online for events, except if you need accessible seating and/or need to book a ticket for a carer via the Companion Card scheme.  … Read more

O-Bahn accessibility issues at the tunnel open day

O-Bahn accessibility issues John Duthie and thousands of other South Australians attended the Community Fun Day at the new O-Bahn tunnel.  It now extends from Rymill Park to Hackney Road (Westbury Street).  John was joined by Jo Blesing (candidate in BRAGG), Phillip Beddall (candidate in WEST TORRENS), the leader of Dignity Party, Kelly Vincent MLC, and Nick Schumi … Read more

Minda opens their Modbury Office

Minda Modbury John Duthie attended the opening of the Modbury office of Minda Incorporated. The addres is now 928 North East Road, Modbury SA 5092.  The Hon. Katrine Hildyard, Minister for Disabilities, opening the office. It will serve people North and Northeast of Adelaide.  Minda estimates that the opening of the Modbury office will generate … Read more

Cedar College Senior School Graduation

Cedar College Northgate John Duthie’s children have spent their entire schooling life at Cedar College Northgate. With Ben graduating in 2017 and Jasmine in 2015.  It was also the location of the accident in 2009. John’s spine was severed by a tree and changed his life forever.  John felt the need to address the graduate … Read more