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Accessible Melbourne book cover

A travel guide on accessibility.

Accessible Melbourne is a free travel guide for people with disabilities. It has accessibility information for many of the tourist attractions in Melbourne and Victoria. The guide covers sights, activities, events, accommodation and eateries. It has details of accessible transport and includes whether a venue accepts companion cards. The guide is a free ebook that is available from Lonely Planet’s website. It is best read on a laptop using the free software Kindle for PC.
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Japan bullet train

Independently going somewhere.

Travelling is a passion of mine. It is like a book whose pages open into another world. Mobility problems make it trickier to travel independently but I believe almost anything can be organised. I'll try almost any path with my scooter to arrive at amazing places. On my travels I have heard inspiring stories. One was from Miwa in Japan. With a group of friends she started a campaign to fight for elevators to be built at railway stations. The group wanted elevators at stations so people who use wheelchairs would be able catch trains independently. Elevators were built after so much passion for independence was shown. It was a fight for a right from which many benefit.
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My favourite is plum pudding.

There is a lot to like about celebrating Christmas. My favourite is plum pudding. This Christmas treat has a history dating back to 1430 when meals were prepared in a large pot over an open fire. For special occasions these dinners were served with a wine sauce. There were many customs and superstitions surrounding the Christmas pudding. Over the years the customs and superstitions may have changed but the pudding still tastes mighty good.
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ABC iview logo

Trial runs until June 2016.

The ABC is trialling audio description (AD) on its iview service. AD describes non-verbal action during a television program. AD can greatly enhance the television experience of people with a vision impairment. It can describe where a scene is set or what a character is wearing. The trial is currently limited to the iview website and the iview app. Vision Australia is disappointed the trial is limited to only iview. It also wants the government to make AD mandatory on Australian television.
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There are events happening all day.

Today is International Day of People with Disability. There are many events happening in Victoria, and around the world.
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