Eaglehawk businesses take action to improve disability access at buildings

Fitzpatrick's Home Hardware is one of 10 Eaglehawk businesses taking part in an initiative designed to improve accessibility for people with a disability.

Fitzpatrick's Home Hardware is one of 10 Eaglehawk businesses taking part in an initiative designed to improve accessibility for people with a disability.

TEN Eaglehawk businesses have signed up to an initiative designed to improve accessibility for people with a disability.

As part of the Inclusive Towns project, officers visit the business, complete a questionnaire and then develop an action plan of low cost and simple improvements that can be made.

City of Greater Bendigo’s Vicky Mason said 40 per cent of adults have some form of disability or long-term health condition.

“Everyone with a disability is a potential customer,” she said. “Improving the accessibility of businesses benefits everyone including the business owner, people with disabilities, parents with prams, older residents and people with English as a second language. By looking at some simple changes, every business can ensure they are more user-friendly for everyone in our community.”

Taking part are Fairly’s IGA, Star Cinema, California Gully Post Office, Let’s Get Saucy, Bendigo Mobility Services, Flack Advisory, Eaglehawk UFS, Eaglehawk Bakery, Bendigo Bank Eaglehawk and Fitzpatrick’s Home Hardware.

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