ATSA Independent Living Expo Sydney
Wednesday 22 May 2024 to Thursday 23 May 2024 (BIENNIAL event)
ATSA Independent Living Expo has exhibitors displaying a wide range of products and services in assistive technology, mobility solutions, pressure care, employment support, accessible recreation/holiday ideas, modified motor vehicles and a lot more.
ATSA Independent Living Expo is open to visitors of all ages, including those with disability, seniors and their families, friends and carers. A feature of the Expo is the free Seminar Program, run in rooms conveniently located next to the exhibition floor.
A quiet space is available at the venue/ facility
Actively welcomes people with access needs.
Caters for people who use a wheelchair.
Caters for people with high support needs who travel with a support person
Caters for people with sufficient mobility to climb a few steps but who would benefit from fixtures to aid balance. (This includes people using walking frames and mobility aids)
Have a step free main entrance to the building and/or reception area (includes ramps or slopes with a maximum gradient of 1:14, otherwise are too steep for wheelchairs)
Have a wheelchair accessible toilet / shower and change room
Have an accessible public toilet which is unlocked
Have doorways which are easy to open and have lever handles (doorways 850mm or wider when open and not heavy)
Have grab rails in the bathroom
Have lifts with enough space for people using a mobility aid to enter and turn around to use the lift buttons. Buttons are at accessible height.
Have step free access to the conference or function room
Have step free outdoor pathways (includes picnic areas, barbecues and shelters)
Offer a range of contact methods for receiving complaints
Offer multiple options for booking - web, email, phone
Provide seating in common areas including reception area
Train your staff in communicating with people with learning or behavioural challenges
Train your staff in disability awareness
Use floors/coverings which are slip resistant, firm and smooth
Use Plain English / easy read signage and information (includes menus and emergency information)
Website meets WCAG 2.0 accessibility standards
Welcomes and assists people who have challenges with learning, communication, understanding and behaviour. (includes people with autism, intellectual disability, Down syndrome, acquired brain injury (ABI), dyslexia and dementia)