Posted on 03 June, 2018
The Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre (GCCEC) has launched its new Accessibility Guide.
The comprehensive guide is designed to provide information about the Centre’s accessibility features to Centre guests.
GCCEC General Manager Adrienne Readings said there is a wide variety of visitors who have accessibility needs.
“We are immensely proud of our facility and our accessibility features,” she said.
“We cater not only for the estimated 20% of Australian adults who have a disability or long-term condition but also mums and dads with prams and those with injuries requiring crutches or easy access to all areas of the Centre.
“We believe our guests and delegates, no matter what their individual needs, have the right to access, use and enjoy our venue and hospitality.
“We believe accessibility is a key to autonomy and inclusion.”
The GCCEC Accessibility Guide is in an easy-to-read format with multiple photos highlighting the many accessibility features of the Centre, including parking, lifts, hearing, vision and bathroom facilities.
The guide takes guests through accessibility options even before arriving at the Centre, such as public transport and wheelchair ramps.
“It even includes services for health issues and guide dogs, giving visitors and guests comfort that we cater for their individual needs,” Ms Readings said.