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Better Access Map

Originally set up in 2017 by a group of linkers from the St Vincent De Paul NSW Ability Links program, the Better Access Map app provides reliable accessibility information of over 100 businesses and organisations within an area stretching from the southern region of the Central Coast north to the CBD of Newcastle.

Having reliable information makes a huge difference to people’s lives and can take the guesswork out of going out.

Hundreds of Accessibility Profiles on the Better Access Map app on smartphones and the website will help people with disability, their families and friends acquire accessibility information. This will include for physical, hearing, visual and sensory needs.

The Access at a Glance preferences (symbols) are a key feature of the app. A set of 15 symbols will enable users of the app to locate places that meet their access needs. Accessible toilets, braille menus and sensory-friendly spaces are some of the locations to which the symbols relate.

The Better Access Map app can be downloaded from the Apple Store, Google Play Store or accessed online.