“We want to contribute to Australian society but we usually find that we can’t access the workplace, can’t access public venues, can’t have a holiday because there is no suitable accommodation.”

So read the commentary of one disabled person contained in the Shut Out: The Experience of People With Disabilities and their Families in Australia report published by the Department of Social Services last year. According to that report, the aforementioned individual was not alone in raising concerns. One university student…