Link December 2018 Volume 27 Issue 6 - Page 37

Opposite page and right: Kevin Bawden and wife Tracey at their B&B in Meningie, South Australia. Having a chair in the shower without having to ask for it.” Tracey, the state Chair of Volunteers SA/NT, also understands the pitfalls of the accommodation industry, after travelling with groups of clients with disability and also with beds around in hotel rooms to allow compliment them on getting it her late daughter Nicole, who was a Kevin access into the bathroom, and right,” she said. wheelchair user. have even had to cancel bookings “There’s often a variation in description and a lack of standards across the board,” she said. “Even when they say fully wheelchair accessible, I still have to ring to check certain things.” The pair have often had to move Now the couple are looking after arriving as Kevin’s chair wouldn’t forward to hosting their own guests fit through hallways. and delivering a positive and But when they find a good stay, Tracey said, they return again and again. “We’ve found some fabulous places as well and we always accessible experience. “Good design suits everyone,” Tracey said. “It doesn’t have to scream wheelchair-friendly.” 1800 672 427 Contact us today for an obligation free quote & demo! Freedom Motors Australia introduces the all new latest model KIA Carnival Freedom Van Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle Modification. Available as a Family (Wheelchair behind driver and Passenger seats), Passenger (Wheelchair behind the middle row seats), Extra Long (2 Wheelchairs) and Self-Drive Transfer (Disabled person drives the vehicle by transfer) Designs. Sizes are as follows: 1400mm Rear Entry and 1500mm internal Height. travel 37