Putting toilets on the map
Ability Links NSW participated in the NSW Accessible Toilets Project which included identifying and visiting regional toilets and carefully surveying them to ascertain accessibility.
It turns out that when looking at public toilets in detail, not all of them meet the demands of people with accessibility needs. By going through a detailed questionnaire many of the issues could be highlighted, enabling users of the map to decide on whether that specific toilet meets their needs or whether to seek out another location.
The project was originated by Spinal Cord Injuries Australia in conjunction with the NSW Department of Family & Community Services to update the accessible toilets in NSW on the National Public Toilet Map (www.toiletmap.gov.au).
This map is a great tool that can be used by people with disability to find an accessible toilet.