I am the mother of three children, two of which have mobility issues. They use walkers and wheelchairs to get around.

Here is my accessibility audit of our local area, one picture at a time.

Sunday, July 19, 2015

And the Gordon Post Office again!


The lift is out of service again. For about three whole weeks!

All that is provided is a "sorry for the inconvenience" notice. There is no temporary access.

So after my visit to the Post Office I went and had a chat to Centre Management. 

They got quite defensive claiming they were not discriminating against anyone. 

I told them that, actually, not providing temporary access, could be indirect discrimination under the DDA. 

They got even more defensive. I got all that "old building" rubbish. I asked them why they couldn't knock up a temporary ramp to allow access, if not to all the shops at least the post office. I mean, that is still an essential service no?

Now in their defence, the work on the lift is being done to "bulletproof" it to increase access. Or so they told me.

Which is why, for today, I left it at an "awareness raising" session and walked out. 

But I swear, if that lift is out of order again  I'm putting in an offical complaint.

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Sushi train

Daughter loves sushi train. But:

I went in and asked them if they only have those high bar style tables or any ordinary low ones too?

No, sorry.

So, people in wheelchairs cannot come here?

No, sorry.

Well, you should be sorry sushi Mara in Gordon. You miss out on quite a bit of cash. All it takes is one lower standard table for us to sit at.

We are a family of five. We like sushi train. We often go with the grandparents - that makes it seven. That's five or seven customers lost due to inaccessibility.

We go to the sushi train at the food court in St. Ives Shopping Village. Why? See:

Their entire train is at normal table height and therefore accessible! It really isn't that hard, is it.

Sunday, June 14, 2015


If you go through the trouble of building a ramp, maybe you could do it properly. 

So close, yet so far...

Off your trolley

Nice one, StIves shopping Village. Not.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Nice one. Not!

And here the footpath in Fitzroy Street, Killara. The back entrance to Killara Primary School.

And why do we use the back entrance when it's so inaccessible?

Because the front entrance doesn't have a footpath at all!

Saturday, May 23, 2015


See how easy it can be? A small wedge and basic accessibility achieved. Well done Thai Tacka in Gordon!