Author: Accessible South Africa

International Children’s Peace Prize

International Children's Peace Prize 2018
International Children's Peace Prize 2018 How fitting that on the International Day of Children, the International Children's Peace Prize ceremony would be held in the Cape Town City Hall, with the award being presented by Nobel Peace Prize laureate and patron of the Kids Rights Foundation, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, in his home country. "I am in awe of these children, whose powerful message i...
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Media Release | Surf Emporium Adaptive Surf Day

Adaptive Surf Day
Media Release | Surf Emporium Adaptive Surf Day Surf Emporium Press Release 26 September 2018 Surf Emporium Surf Lesson and Adaptive Surf Day Experience for the Media Community Date: Saturday, 20 October 2018 It gives Surf Emporium Muizenberg great pleasure in inviting you and your team to participate in an unique opportunity. The opportunity is two-fold and includes a surf lesson for y...
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Travelstart Reveals What South Africans Miss About Home While Abroad

Travelstart Reveals What South Africans Miss About Home While Abroad Travelstart, South Africa’s cheap flights provider, launched a survey across several social media platforms to find out what South Africans miss most about home while travelling or living abroad. The information gathered revealed some expected trends and a few unexpected ones. South Africans Love Their Biltong and Rooibos T...
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An Introduction to the Accessible South Africa Podcast

Travel Podcast
Episode 1 - An Introduction to the Accessible South Africa Podcast Content hosted by   Podcast Introduction: Lois Strachan: Hi, and welcome to the Accessible South Africa podcast. This is a podcast where we discuss travel in South Africa and beyond for persons with disabilities and special needs. I’m your host, Lois Strachan. And now, on with the show. First Episode Introd...
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Warrior On Wheels Foundation hosts first WOW Kids Festival

WOW Kids Festival
WOW Kids Festival on 6 October 2018 Venue: Stellenbosch Vineyards, R310, Baden Powell Drive The Warrior On Wheels Foundation will be hosting their very first WOW Kids Festival on the 6th of October 2018. We’re putting the FUN in fundraising. Warrior On Wheels Foundation aims to uplift and empower children with disabilities by providing special adventures tailored for special kids, thereby cha...
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Accessible Travel in Cape Town

Universal Accessibility in Cape Town
In 2011, The World Health Organization1 estimated that there were approximately one billion people with disabilities worldwide, that equates to 15% of the population. In the same year, the South African Census2 tabled the statistics of people living with disabilities at 7.5% of the population. That is 2 870 130 people, with 222 333 of those living in the Western Cape.  The domestic universal acces...
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Adapting Business for Accessible Travel

Adapting Business for Accessible Travel In a perfect world, all buildings and activities would be built from scratch with accessible travel in mind - they'd be easy to use for every person regardless of individual ability. However, we don't live in a perfect world, most existing buildings were not established with this in mind, and no two person's needs and abilities are the same. So where do...
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Discussing Universal Access in Tourism on Hashtag Radio

Hashtag Radio
We were invited by the #TravelChatSA team to be their guests on their weekly travel show on Hashtag Radio. We joined Marlize Stander and Megan Richards in studio for a two hour conversation around Warrior On Wheels Foundation, Accessible South Africa and universal access in tourism. We discussed the history and inspiration for both the foundation and the website initiative, shared the excitement ...
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Universal Access at Grootvadersbosch Nature Conservancy

"Off the beaten track" and "an escape from the hustle and bustle of city life" are phrases that spring to mind when leaving the tarred road and heading towards Grootvadersbosch Nature Reserve, near Heidelberg in the Western Cape. A welcome, accessible surprise awaits as you drive through the gates. Immediately there is a signboard indicating wheelchair parking at reception. A gently sloping ramp l...
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Nature in Abundance at Kogelberg Nature Reserve

This gem that is the Kogelberg Nature Reserve is a scenic two-hour drive from Cape Town along one of the most beautiful stretches of coastline between Gordon's Bay and Kleinmond - which we missed on the way there, thanks to Google's directions. Instead I found myself falling in love with the Elgin Valley, before realising I was headed off-course. Google was directing me via a 15 kilometre dirt roa...
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