Choix is a café bar that specialises in sweet and savory crepes. They also make the best hot chocolate drink. Choix serves breakfast and lunch and is open late Thursday and Friday. Choix is in Melbourne's city, near the Southern Cross train station. The staff is always friendly and helpful. The café has a level entrance accessible for people who use wheelchairs. The menu can be read on the café's website. Choix also serves beer and wine. The café can get busy so it is sometimes hard to find a seat. Choix is a great café.
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Posted by: Christine Casey, on 23/08/12
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Leaving a companion behind
I love going out. I love movies, nightclubs and concerts. The Companion Card has been great for me. The card lets some people with a disability get a free entry ticket for a companion. I used to split the cost of tickets with my friends. The card saved us a lot of money. It let me have a good social life. But I have decided not to get a new card. I want to be more independent. I have learned new skills. I think there are other people with a disability who need the card more than me.
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Posted by: Jarrod Marrinon, on 15/08/11
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Fearless in Fiji
The annual CyclePower tour is on again. The ride provides funds for sport and recreation for those with disabilities. It is a daring challenge. Some people use hand-cycles. Peter Hyden says he knows it's not going to be a skip around the park. But he is looking forward to learning from others. Alex Grime is also participating for the first time. She is looking forward to the physical challenge. There are many benefits to be gained. The CyclePower tour showcases what can be achieved despite disability.
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Posted by: Kate Giles, on 04/06/13
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Glimpse - a review
I went to see a show called Glimpse at a theatre venue in Melbourne. It's about the lives of 8 different characters. It's about how talking to a stranger can lead to something more meaningful. It talks about issues of homelessness, isolation, alcohol and divorce within relationships. I was able to relate to some of the themes. I highly recommend this play.
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Posted by: Thomas Banks, on 22/11/12
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Seeing your way around trams and trains
People who are blind or who have vision impairments tell some of their stories of using public transport. Sometimes the loudspeaker announcements on trains tell these people the wrong station. Sometimes drivers forget to tell these people the right tram stops. Some blind users think that drivers should know their tram and bus routes. Users might try to complain but it doesn't work. Drivers need to learn how to deal with blind people.
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Posted by: Graeme Turner, on 12/04/13
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