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Bendigo looks to make city more accessible for people with disabilities

Bendigo businesses were slowly becoming more accessible for people with disabilities, but the lack of incentive and the sheer cost of the necessary changes was problematic, a local advocate says. Chairperson of the City of Greater Bendigo Disability Inclusion Reference Committee, Sara McQueenie, said local infrastructure was changing for the better, however changing perceptions was of equal importance.“Business don’t see us as part of the economic majority – but we are,” she said.“There’s no incentives for businesses to make themselves more accessible, and that’s statewide – it’s not just a local scenario.“A lot of businesses are working towards making changes, but if we don’t have a voice then people aren’t aware of it.”

Source: Creating change | Bendigo Advertiser

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