Important research requires participants - take the survey now

Date posted: 
7 March 2013

Sharing your experiences will help guide future government strategy on accessible accommodation.

All people with a disability are invited to take part in a new national survey to share your experiences about travelling with a disability. 

At the moment there is limited information on the travelling and accommodation needs of people with disability.  Participation in this survey by people with disability is important for several reasons.  It will provide a snapshot of your needs when staying in commercial accommodation and provide information to the tourism industry on good service.  This information will feed into a study which is being undertaken by PricewaterhouseCoopers for the Australian Government and will also support policy work around future requirements under the Disability (Access to Premises - Buildings) Standards.  Regulations made under the Standards are due to be reviewed in 2015 and the results of this study will help inform this process.

This is a really good opportunity for you to share your experiences and needs in an area that is sometimes overlooked.   To ensure comprehensive and useful information is obtained the survey is detailed, however you can skip questions that aren't relevant to you and the whole survey can be completed in around 10 minutes.  As an added bonus and to thank you for getting involved, participants can go into a draw to win a $100 dollar gift card.  Please note the survey is anonymous and your responses will be kept confidential. 

Please click on the link http://www.pwc.com.au/surveys/travellers-with-a-disability to begin.  To progress through the survey, please use the buttons at the bottom of each page. If you need any help completing the survey, or have questions about it then please contact [email protected] or call 02 6271 3052.

Thank you for taking part.

Background Information already in the Public Arena

Some background information about the survey is currently located on the Investment and Regulatory Reform Working Group page on the RET website. To see this, scroll half-way down the following page: http://www.ret.gov.au/tourism/policies/nltts/workinggrps/invest/Pages/default.aspx)