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GET OUT AND ABOUT WITH GETABOUTABLE

Getaboutable is a Canberra-based social enterprise that empowers people with mobility-, hearing- and vision-impairment, and other assistance needs, to experience mainstream travel and leisure activities. Getaboutable’s goal is to empower people with accessibility needs to get out and about by making it easy to find information about accessible infrastructure and activities, and to encourage the travel and leisure sector to be more inclusive for people with disabilities.

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Getaboutable founder Dr Yasmine Gray, atop Mount Ainslie in Canberra. Credit: Supplied

Getaboutable’s main service is the getaboutable.com website, an information-sharing platform with listings and reviews of accessible and inclusive travel and leisure options. Think of the website as a TripAdvisor for the 20 per cent of the population that finds it difficult to experience new places and activities, mostly because of a lack of information about accessibility. 

WE NEED YOUR HELP TO GROW AND THRIVE

Getaboutable relies on crowd-sourced information. For getaboutable.com to grow as a resource, we rely on you – the users – to nominate and/or review inclusive activities and venues you have experienced. Become a member and join the Getaboutable Community Facebook group at facebook.com/groups/getaboutable to share your experiences about accessible and inclusive travel and leisure activities. 

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Join the squad! Getaboutable is a community venture. Credit: Supplied

HELPING BUSINESSES ATTRACT AUSTRALIA’S LARGEST TOURISM MARKET

Getaboutable is an award-winning platform for the tourism sector to showcase their inclusivity to the one in five people who have a mobility-, vision- or hearing-impairment, or other accessibility need. The market is huge, with accessible tourism worth more than $10 billion per year to the Australian economy. Businesses that are inclusive and accessible have been proven to increase revenue and goodwill. It doesn’t have to be costly and time-consuming – being accessible and inclusive is as much or more about attitude and communication as infrastructure and regulations. Often, all it takes is common sense and being mindful to your customers’ needs. 

For more information on how to promote your business and tap into the spending power of people who value venues that cater to their needs, visit getaboutable.com/businesses/promote-my-business.

RECOGNITION

  • 2020 Qantas Australian Tourism Awards Finalist
  • 2019 Canberra Region Tourism Award for Specialised Tourism Services
  • 2019 Microsoft AI for Accessibility Challenge
  • 2017 ACT Chief Minister’s Inclusion Awards for Innovation in Design

 




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