The You're Welcome WA Access Initiative - Shire of Broome provides people with disabilities with clear access information about a wide range of facilities in the Broome area including accommodation, restaurants, cinemas, car parks, beaches and shopping areas.
This exciting project is an initiative of the Shire of Broome supported by the Disability Services Commission in partnership with the WA Local Government Association. It will help meet the needs of the 20% of people in WA with a disability, as well as providing the opportunity for business to develop new markets.
About the Project
People with disabilities currently report that they face many barriers accessing community facilities. However, businesses can expand their markets by providing services that are accessible for the 20% of people in Western Australia who have a disability.
The You're Welcome WA Access Initiative provides people with disabilities with clear access information about a wide range of facilities - approximately 80 businesss and service facilities had access information gathered within Broome. The project also aims to provide practical information to assist businesses with making their services accessible to customers of all ages and abilities, locals and visitors alike.
A partnership of the Shire of Broome and Disability Services Commission, this project is also supported by the Shire's Access and Inclusion Advisory Committee.
For more information about the project contact:
The You’re Welcome WA Access Initiative Coordinator
Community Access and Information Branch
Disability Services Commission
PO Box 441 West Perth WA 6872
Phone: 08 9426 9200
TTY: 08 9426 9315
Access Information for Business and Community Organisations
You're Welcome WA Access Information is available to assist business and community organisations to check and make their services accessible so that they can expand their customer base into this growing market. The information provides an introduction for management on providing access to business and community organisations.
Information sheets for your business or community organisation can be downloaded from the Disability Services Commission
The Shire of Broome supports the "You're Welcome WA Access Initiative" an initiative developed by the Disability Services Commission in partnership with the Western Australian Local Government Association, Ministerial Advisory Council on Disability, People with Disabilities (WA) Inc, Tourism Western Australia, ACROD WA, NICAN WA and the City of Perth.