Can’t do what you need to do in a public toilet? You’re not alone – and there’s help

Most of us don’t give much thought to going to the toilet. We go when we need to go.
But for a small minority of people, the act of urinating or defecating can be a major source of anxiety – especially when public restrooms are the only facilities available.
Paruresis (shy bladder) and parcopresis (shy bowel) are little known mental health conditions, yet they can significantly compromise a person’s quality of life.

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Grotesque Spectacle – Rio Has a Long Way To Go To Become More Accessible

The Paralympic Games will never be a panacea for the social issues facing a host city and nation. But can they be a beginning to enabling social, cultural and environmental change?
Rio is an old city, with dense areas such as the Rocinha favela. Making it accessible is no small ask.

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Virtual zoos, museums and galleries: 14 sites with great free art and entertainment

As the coronavirus outbreak forces the closure of museums, art galleries, libraries and theatres around the word, the concept of “on demand culture” is gaining momentum.
Institutions – museums, galleries and concert halls, which by their very nature rely on in-person visits – are seeking out digital solutions in the form of live-streamed performances, virtual tours and searches of online collections.

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Australia’s Tourist Numbers May Take Years To Recover

Australia’s catastrophic bushfire season has done immense damage to Australia’s tourist industry. Then, just as heavy rain began to bring the situation under control, came the coronavirus outbreak in China – now the top source of international visitors to Australia.

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Commonwealth Games were far better Integrated But Society Needs to Catch Up

The Commonwealth Games integrated the para-games into the main event which was fantastic and should serve as an example to other events on how to incorporate accessibility. However society in general still needs much improvement with basic infrastructure such as transport still having a long way to go.

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What is an MLAK Key & How It Can Help The Disabled With Accessibility

The Master Locksmiths Access Key (MLAK) enables people who are physically challenged to have 24-hour access to public facilities. The MLAK system has been installed in elevators at railway stations, toilets in Council municipalities and National Parks, and in adaptive playground equipment throughout Australia.

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