The Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions (DBCA) has released a new resource for people with disability, their families and carers that highlights the accessibility improvements in Western Australia’s national parks and reserves.
The new publication comprises a collection of articles from DBCA’s quarterly magazine, LANDSCOPE.
Articles within the publication cover topics such as how accessibility, wherever possible, is a top priority when planning infrastructure in parks, breakthroughs in adaptive mountain biking and assisted hiking, and how children with disability thrive in nature-based education programs.
The articles include recommendations for the State’s most accessible parks and attractions.
QR codes are also embedded that link to videos on the DBCA YouTube channel, including interviews with cyclists using the Arklow Adaptive mountain bike trail.
A free digital version of the publication is available at https://www.dbca.wa.gov.au/disability-access-and-inclusion and printed copies can be ordered and posted free of charge here.
As stated by Environment and Disability Services Minister Stephen Dawson:
“The opportunity to get out and explore our conservation estate is something that’s available to all Western Australians, and this publication is a useful guide for people of all abilities.
“The McGowan Government is committed to promoting accessibility in our beautiful State, and I am particularly happy to be releasing this accessibility guide on International Day of People with Disability.”