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Accessible Rio Guide by Lonely Planet


The guide covers everywhere you’re likely to want to go if you’re visiting Rio for the 2016 Olympic or Paralympic Games – the Maracanã Football Stadium, Copacabana, Barra da Tijuca, Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas, Ipanema, Leblon, Gávea and more – with neighbourhood-by-neighbourhood accessible top tips.


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Gold Coast trials beach wheelchair mat on city surf beach


Mayor Tom Tate today rolled out the first beach wheelchair mat in the city on a surf beach - promising a new era of accessibility for all.


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Network Rail launches Spaces and Places for Everyone Inclusion Strategy


Renowned disabled comic, Francesca Martinez, has teamed up with Network Rail to launch a new campaign to improve disabled passengers’ experiences of travelling by rail after challenging its historic ‘bolt-on’ culture.


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Changing the Conversation about Disability


Accessible Tourism is about creating experiences that everyone can enjoy together. Those experiences have to be inclusive so that they can be shared equally.


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Redefining Accessible Tourism as a Profitable Market


Accessible Tourism is no longer about building ramps and accessible bathrooms. It is about building products and services for a large and rapidly growing market. This is no longer a niche, but rather, a segment that is approaching 25% of the total tourism spend.


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Puffing Billy


Puffing Billy is Australia's favourite steam train. The journey takes you through the magnificent Dandenong Ranges, located only one hour east of Melbourne. Puffy Billy is accessible for families with young children and people with a disability.


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