Prospect Council Accessibility

Introduction to Prospect Council Accessibility Prospect Council accessibility is essential to my life. I moved into the Prospect Council area during October 2019. It is a custom-built home that has a focus on safety – I acquired an SCI – Spinal Cord Injury in 2009 because an organisation didn’t value my safety. I avoid dangerous … Read more Prospect Council Accessibility

Life Church Ingle Farm – An Inaccessible church if you use a wheelchair

Man Up 2016 – promising to help men The event ‘Man Up 2016’ at Life Church, Ingle Farm, promised to help men learn how to be a Christian man in today’s world. After parking my van, I jumped into my wheelchair and couldn’t find a suitable entrance. A church member opened a set of blinds, … Read more Life Church Ingle Farm – An Inaccessible church if you use a wheelchair

Australia Post accessibility

Australia Post Accessibility – an introduction I use a wheelchair for mobility purposes and this blog is about Australia Post accessibility. I rent a post office box at Prospect East. The post office is in the North Park shopping centre and surrounded by shops. It takes me only four minutes to get there in my … Read more Australia Post accessibility

Scentre Group accessibility in a wheelchair – my audit

Scentre Group accessibility – introduction to the audit This blog concerns Scentre Group accessibility, and in particular, the Westfield Tea Tree Plaza store. Please see my previous post about accessibility at the centre. The Scentre Group asked me to conduct an audit, and I’ve shared my results with them some time ago. Now I share … Read more Scentre Group accessibility in a wheelchair – my audit

Westfield accessibility in a wheelchair and my bumpy ride

Westfield accessibility – introduction This blog concerns wheelchair accessibility in the Westfield Tea Tree Plaza store. As I’ve been taking my powered chair there since 2013, I’ve not experienced problems until recently. The Scentre Group has interests in and operates the Westfield shopping centres in Australia and New Zealand. A total of 41 centres with … Read more Westfield accessibility in a wheelchair and my bumpy ride

Visiting the Doctor is dangerous to my health and my wheelchair

Introduction Every four weeks I visit my local GP to get prescriptions for the multitude of medications I take. I’ve had the same Doctor for over a decade, and he has helped me in many ways. I visited the Doctor in an alternative location, rather than where I normally visit. By the time I got … Read more Visiting the Doctor is dangerous to my health and my wheelchair

RAA wheelchair road service – getting you and your wheelchair home

RAA wheelchair road service – an introduction Fortunately, my seven-year-old Pride Quantum 6000Z powered wheelchair, has broken down infrequently. Two flat tyres and twice the battery was disconnected, once by Qantas baggage handlers and the other time by me. I exited the footpath and onto the road, and the asphalt was laid too high and … Read more RAA wheelchair road service – getting you and your wheelchair home

Keep SATSS Taxi Subsidy, as the NDIS isn’t providing enough funding

Keep SATSS Taxi Subsidy – introduction SATSS – South Australian Taxi Subsidy Scheme gives freedom to PWD  – people with disability to travel. It discounts taxi fares by either 50 or 75%, depending on the disability. Each eligible PWD gets 80 vouchers every six months and saves up to $4,800 a year. Sounds great, but … Read more Keep SATSS Taxi Subsidy, as the NDIS isn’t providing enough funding

SCI driving in my black beast. How I drive independently anytime anywhere

SCI driving – introduction I acquired a Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) in 2009. During my time in ICU, I received a letter from the Department for Transport. They cancelled my driving licence, and it was upsetting to receive a message like this. I was mentally low and struggling to come to terms with my life … Read more SCI driving in my black beast. How I drive independently anytime anywhere

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