Swan Businesses Lead Way With Accessibility

On the back of a highly successful pilot program, we are launching a campaign to help local businesses become more accessible and reach more customers.

The Accessible and Inclusive Business Initiative will encourage businesses to conduct a review of their premises to identify any gaps in their accessibility.

They can do this by completing a self-assessment, engaging a paid consultant or participating in a free program for businesses.

The results of the review will provide business owners with recommended improvements.

After implementing the improvements, businesses are encouraged to promote any changes they made, highlighting their accessibility and inclusivity.

Almost 20 per cent of Australians live with disability.

Meanwhile, our population continues to age, with the number of Australians aged 85 and over set to more than triple in the next 40 years.

Making these improvements now means businesses will reap the benefits for years to come.

They can attract and retain a diverse customer base, potentially increase their annual turnover by up to 25 per cent and build a reputation as an accessible business.

"The City is committed to delivering a more consistent and coordinated approach to developing and implementing good access," Tanya Richardson, City of Swan Mayor, said.

"We want to help our businesses become more accessible and inclusive so that they can bring in new customers and employees.

"Not only is it beneficial for the businesses, but it also creates an inclusive and welcoming environment for the whole community."

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