The Destination Country and Outback NSW (DNCO) website has been designed to conform to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 recommendations to ensure information and services are provided in a non-discriminatory manner as required under the Disability Discrimination Act 1992.
While browsing the DNCO website, you will find a UserWay accessibility widget with user-triggered accessibility functions in the bottom right-hand corner of your device’s screen.
DNCO provides additional information in Portable Document Format (files), which can be opened using the free Adobe Reader program (download here).
We endeavour to have all our PDF files available in a format that is readable by screen readers.
If you are having problems viewing the PDF files from your browser: right-click the link, select ‘Save target as’ and then open the file using Adobe Reader.
Font across the website can be changed using your browser’s zoom options, keyboard controls (CTRL & +/-) or holding CTRL and using your mouse scroll to increase/decrease text size.
Links to websites outside of DNCO or to files are indicated by an underscore with blue text.
Access Ability Australia’s step by step, one-hour online training, is designed and created from the ground up, to show you exactly how to increase your knowledge of communication challenges as well as help you understand the impacts for individuals.
Tourism Australia has a treasure trove of resources aimed to help tourism operators start the process, identify gaps in product, plus where to find training and online support.
The accessible tourism sector is a high-value sector to the Australian tourism industry and the broader economy. Accessible tourism is tourism that services experiences that accommodates the needs of all people, and for the purpose of this research piece, those with disability. In Australia 1 in 4 travellers identify as having a disability.
There is absolutely no doubt that we all know being accessible and inclusive is worth it!! It’s a win for your customers and your business.
As a business owner, where do you start?
It can feel confronting, confusing and expensive!
But, it doesn’t have to be.
Destination Country and Outback are hosting an online Accessible Tourism workshop, running three times for your convenience over August. These workshops will be facilitated by tourism and business expert, Giovanna Lever of Sparrowly Group. Giovanna is the co-author of nationally acclaimed accessible tourism paper, Creating Real Inclusion and advocate for people with disability.
These workshops will help you:
You should attend if you are a:
This is a practical and hands-on workshop running over 1.5 hours and will require full participation in order to get the most of the session. Register for one of the following sessions: