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Lauren asked question about Perth, Australia

Hi my name is Lauren I am an Occupational Therapy student currently on placement at the Independent Living Centre Western Australia. As part of my placement here I am doing some research into the accessibility of travel for people with disabilities. I will be creating an information handout that aims to provide useful tips and information to individuals living in W.A. wishing to travel with restricted mobility. I was hoping to get some answers to questions from people with a lived experience! 1. What is the one piece of advice you wish you had before your first flight/travelling experience? 2. I am aware that wider bodied aircraft have ‘accessible’ toilets, has anyone used one of these- what makes them more accessible? Is it just a matter of more space or are there other features? Read more Read less


Stipe Splivalo reviewed Sirana Gligora

Great place, great cheese and great accessibility! That`s the way to do it!
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Cami reviewed Museum Kaap Skil

Lean about the regions history, underwater archaeology, beachcombing and visit the fisherman’s village. This is a great stop while exploring the beautiful island Texel. Beautiful interactive exhibits have been built to engage people of all ages. Plan to spend approximately two hours. If traveling by car, accessible parking is available at the museum entrance. If traveling with public transportation, the museum can be accessed via bus 29 (Stop Heemskerckstraat). The museum is also available by taxi and bicycle. The company Accessible Travel Netherlands can make arrangements for you. The main museum has a lift and is fully accessible by wheelchair. The fisherman's cottages and some of the outdoor historic buildings are not fully accessible. Accessible toilets are available at the museum Staff members are friendly and are willing to assist when needed. Though parts of the museum are not fully accessible by wheelchair, there is still plenty to see with beautiful exhibits. This is also a great place to visit when the weather is rainy.
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Cami reviewed De Bokkesprong

Great food, cozy atmosphere. De Bokkesprong is a great place to stop for lunch, dinner, or a high tea. The food is of high quality at a reasonable price. If arriving by public transportation, Groet is accessible by bus from the Alkmaar train station. If you have special needs, be sure to call in advance to ensure the bus is suitable for your needs. If arriving by taxi, the company Accessible Travel Netherlands can make arrangements for you. If traveling by car, accessible parking is available near the restaurant. The restaurant can also be accessed from many of the bicycle trails in the area. Ramps are located at the main entrance, and there is plenty of room inside the restaurant to maneuver a wheelchair or scooter. De Bokkesprong is also located near beautiful bike trails that take you through the nearby forest, dunes, and beach. A wheelchair accessible toilet is located inside the restaurant. Staff members are friendly and can assist you if needed.
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Cami reviewed Zuiderzee Museum

This site consists of two sections; an outdoor museum and an indoor museum. In the indoor museum, you can see a collection of historic ships, and learn about the history and clothing of the people from the Zuiderzee culture. There are also special exhibits on display that change throughout the year. While most of the indoor museum is wheelchair accessible via ramps and lifts, there are a few areas within that are not. The outside portion of the museum is a 15 acre preserved village depicting various time periods of time. As a living history museum, you can meet villagers in traditional costume and ask them various questions you have. There are also opportunities where you can also help the villagers make nets, ropes, do laundry, etc. Because of the nature of the historic buildings, not all places are wheelchair accessible. Those that are have wheelchair ramps installed at the entrances. Many of the pathways are wheelchair accessible, but some of them are a bit steep, and many are brick paths that are not perfectly level. As long as you go slow, you should be fine. At the indoor museum, there is a lift and most of the floors are level with plenty of room to turn your wheelchair around. There are also wheelchairs available at the main entrance. Sections 13, 14, and 15 in the Journey around the Zuider are not wheelchair accessible. The Zuiderzee museum website http://www.zuiderzeemuseum.nl/en/56/visit/route/ contains valuable up to date information on parking and transportation to the museum. If arriving by taxi, the company Accessible Travel Netherlands can make arrangements for you. If arriving by public transportation, the museum is a 10-15 minute walk from the Enkuizen train station. There is one accessible toilet inside the entrance of the indoor museum and multiple accessible toilets at the outdoor museum.
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Cami reviewed Het Touwmuseum

A museum specifically dedicated to rope making! This museum is all about rope making, something the city of Oudewater is well known for. While visiting, you will learn about the history and process of rope making. There is also a demonstration where Staff members can help you make your own rope to take home as a souvenir. It can be visited in under an hour. The main floor is wheelchair accessible. The play area for children upstairs is not. There is an accessible toilet with handrails installed. The museum is best reached by car or taxi. Accessible Travel Netherlands can arrange a taxi for you if needed. If going by public transportation, Oudewater has no train station, but is reachable by bus from the larger surrounding cities. Be sure to call ahead to ensure all buses you will be traveling on are accessible.
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Cami reviewed Witches Weigh House, Oudewater

This is a unique museum where you can learn about the history of witches in the 16th and 17th century, and the weigh test given to those accused of witchcraft. While visiting this museum, you can undergo the weigh test yourself. If you pass, you will receive a certificate as proof to your friends and family that you are not a witch. Currently, they are planning an application for nomination on the Unesco World Heritage List. Only the main floor with the original witch weights and gift shop is wheelchair accessible. The video and upstairs information is not accessible for wheelchairs, but you can have a staff member give you a brief summary. The weighing test on the original weights from 1482 may or may not be accessible depending on individual circumstances. The museum is best reached by car or taxi. Accessible Travel Netherlands can arrange a taxi for you if needed. If going by public transportation, Oudewater has no train station, but is reachable by bus from the larger surrounding cities. Be sure to call ahead to ensure all buses you will be traveling on are accessible.
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Cami reviewed Swing Party Piano Bar

This restaurant offers typical Dutch food in a fun musical setting. On a sunny day, you can enjoy the view of the Gouda gemeentehuis from their terrace. On Friday and Saturday evenings there are pianists who play the top hits along with DJ’s and other musicians. The entrance to the restaurant has a small step. This is no problem for smaller wheelchairs, but can be a bit challenging for heavier power wheelchairs. The restaurant also has an accessible toilet
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Cami reviewed Het Genot van Grootschermer

Wheelchair accessible restaurant in Grootschermer This restaurant is a great place to stop by while exploring the rural areas East of Alkmaar. It is a great place to stop for a drink, or an authentic Noord-Holland lunch. A fully accessible toilet is located inside the entrance of the restaurant There is a free parking area located across from the restaurant. The street the restaurant is located on is on a narrow. If being dropped off at the entrance, be sure to watch for cars that occasionally pass through. The lunch menu is in the 6-15 Euro range. The meal portions are a good size. This is a great stop when touring the historic villages in the Schermer region. If wanting the visit surrounding area, Accessible Travel Netherlands can assist in planning your route, renting accessible bikes, and arranging accommodations.
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