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Access at a Glance Symbols

We know that what is accessible for one person is not always accessible for another, this is why we consulted people with a broad range of access needs including physical, hearing, visual and sensory, to develop a more comprehensive system for assessing and communicating accessibility.

The traditional International Symbol of Access has been used since it’s inception in 1969 to denote areas with increased accessibility for wheelchair users. In 2023 we recognise that the population of people with a disability and their access needs are, in the most part, not represented by this symbol with around 4% of disabled people being wheelchair users.

Our Access at a Glance symbols focus not on disabilities but on accessible attributes and features, allowing people with a disability to quickly and easily assess whether a space meets their particular needs.

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The Symbols

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Accessible EntrancePortable Ramp AvailableAccessible Toilet SymbolAccessible Outdoor Seating SymbolAccessible Parking SymbolAssistive Listening Systems SymbolAuslan Available SymbolLarge Print Available SymbolSensory Friendly- Low Light and Sound symbolBraille Available SymbolRecharge scooter symbolRecharge Phone SymbolOpen Captions Available SymbolPicture Menu symbolText to Speech Available symbolHome Delivery symbol

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