Since its inception www.australiaforall.com has become one of the most widely accepted ways of identifying tourism providers who offer accessible accommodation and leisure venues around the world to people with disabilities.Information for tourist providers. Recognition that the needs of people with disabilities is an essential part of setting up and running a business within the tourism industry. One in four people throughout the world has a disability. Their total spending power runs into billions of dollars a year. Giving extra thought to accessibility is not just the right thing to do, but it makes economic sense.
Whatever the size of a business, it has a moral duty to endeavour to remove all barriers to access. It has been demonstrated that there is a proven increase in income to be gained by catering to the requirements of people with disabilities, the elderly and families with young children. Where they are required, the most important areas of any facility to people with a mobility impairment are the shower and toilet areas. For the guidance of Australian providers these areas should, as near as possible, be constructed with the fixtures and fittings shown below: