Online guide to accessible AucklandPosted: May 16, 2010
Access Auckland is a website that lists places to “wine, dine, stay or play” in Auckland City. The website says:
As well as the information you’d find in many other guides, Access Auckland provides information on how accessible each place is. Whether you have needs around mobility (wheelchairs, pushchairs, crutches, etc), vision or hearing, this guide aims to ensure there are as few surprises as possible when you get there so you can enjoy your time out and about.
The website is maintained by the Disability Resource Centre Auckland, and is continuously updated with information about new businesses and events. You’re encouraged to give your own feedback about the accessibility of Auckland businesses.
Access Auckland has reviewed the Heritage Auckland, and provides detailed information about the hotel’s accessibility.
Holding Round Table conference at the Heritage has provided an opportunity to consider additional accessibility features for the hotel. The superb staff at the Heritage have been receptive to our suggestions and have made a few of their own. As part of conference preparations:
- menus for the award-winning Hector’s Restaurant, and the recently refurnished Lobby Bar, have been produced in accessible formats: braille, large print and accessible electronic text.
- for delegates staying in-house, room information will be available in accessible formats.
- braille signage is being added to lifts.