In The Media | 15 June 2015

People with disabilities hope building review will improve access

Opportunities for people with disabilities under the NDIS are in danger of being wasted unless building standards are improved to provide better access to public transport and offie blocks.

Disability advocates say a Federal Government review of access to public premises might provide more job opportunities to people with disabilities, a key component of the $22 billion National Disability Insurance Scheme.

The major review examines access to public facilities including airports, train stations, office blocks, hotels, public pools, lifts and toilets.

Some groups say the review does not go far enough as it only covers public buildings and facilities, not private homes.

Source: The Sydney Morning Herald