Accessible Businesses

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A ‘Welcoming Business' is a business endorsed by Corangamite Shires Rural Access Program.

Welcoming Businesses are committed to providing an accessible and inclusive environment. The businesses listed below have satisfied a set of minimum standards relating to physical access, communication and customer service. This includes

  • Main entrance must be free of any steps that are more than 5mm high
  • Main entrance must be at least 800mm wide
  • Aisles within the business must be at least 1000mm wide
  • Where toilets are provided, one must be an accessible toilet
  • Height of manual door handles must be between 900-1100mm
  • Doors should be easy to open and not require excessive force

  • Signage promoting accessible facilities within the business should be prominent
  • ‘Communicating with People with a Disability' booklet must be distributed to staff
  • Staff should be proactive in accommodating people with a disability

A full list of accessible businesses in the Corangamite Shire area can be found at

http://www.corangamite.vic.gov.au/images/documents/accessibility/Welcoming-Business-list.pdf