Removing Barriers Through Providing Disability Accessibility

1 in five people have a disability in Australia. However, businesses still fail to provide disability accessibility. In this blog post, we discuss why disability accessibility is important and how to remove barriers in businesses.

Disability accessibility is important as people with disabilities are at a higher risk of experiencing discrimination, compared to people without disabilities. Statistics show people with disabilities are less likely to be employed or when they are employed, there are no accommodations made for them. They also must try to navigate through poorly designed environments and are sometimes restricted access to places due to no accessibility. These problems can lead to people feeling vulnerable and experiencing poor quality of life.

So, what are some ways on how we can remove barriers in businesses? Businesses could hire more people with disabilities, as they can think outside the box as they have learnt to live in a world that was not designed for them. They could also provide accommodations for people with disabilities. For example, if a person has problems with hearing, they could be provided with subtitles or if they have poor vision, they could be provided with braille resources.

When businesses design environments, they could design them with the idea of everyone in mind, so everyone can have access to them. They could also ask people with disabilities for assistance, as they have experienced firsthand on what environments are best for them in their daily life. They could also test their products and services on everyone before they sell them, to ensure everyone can use them.

Providing disability accessibility has been shown to improve people with a disability’s quality of life. Disability accessibility can help create an inclusive environment for people with disabilities, where they feel welcome and comfortable. Everyone should have equal access in life without barriers.

We hope this blog has been helpful

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