Accessibility & Navigation

Liveability in focus sydney liveable cities - photo of sydney city scape from sydney eye tower

Imagine cities where your disability was no longer a barrier. Where moving freely on the pavement and onto the next place wasn’t something that made you nervous. Think of a world where the toilets, barriers and gradients are clearly defined.   How much of this can we borrow from environmental causes? Can we repurpose the aged-care approach? Is mental health the answer to accessible cities for disability?...

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inaccessible world

The inaccessible world costs an immense amount of emotional labour. We’ve spoken about how a very narrow view on architecture and infrastructure planning has placed people with disabilities in a difficult position previously. It influences how we travel, work and play. Yet most people don’t understand the difficulties involved in a built environment that is not thinking about issues with movement. Here are some of the...

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Ariel image of the mapping of Victoria Park, Glebe as part of the Inclusion Disability Action Plan for City of Sydney

Since 2017, all local councils in New South Wales have been asked to define, develop, implement and maintain an Inclusion Disability Action Plan. The IDAP helps people with a range of disabilities have their needs met within the planning and execution of city infrastructure, the running of events and improvements to existing places and services. Today, we look at the City of Sydney Inclusion Disability Action...

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sydney liveable cities

We hear a lot about liveable cities and the concept of making Sydney or a city liveable, but what does it mean in real terms to make for a liveable city? Briometrix has been beating the liveability drum of late because we’re committed to helping you make any city liveable through the appropriate information. By that we mean using navability to the best advantage. With...

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liveable cities accessibility sydney

In preparation to prime the pump for an accessible Sydney and for our Vivid Ideas panel discussing accessibility and its influence in liveability, we’ve been addressing what it takes to make a more liveable city. Last time, we got cosy with the ideas of creativity, culture and affordability. We took a wonderful journey through the streets and concepts underpinning Sydney through the lens of liveability...

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accessibility maps

Briometrix were invited to support City of Sydney with providing accessibility mapping services during one of Australia’s largest events, 2017 Sydney New Year’s Eve.   Background   As one of the first cities to celebrate NYE, each year Sydney sets an exquisite stage of performance, artistry and colour with each fireworks display. The fireworks stand as a cornerstone celebration of life in Sydney as well as an event that...

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We know sometimes people are scratching their melons as to why we’ve got a wheelchair fitness app sitting right next to one for navigation. But at Briometrix, we’re all about the pairing.   Take Stilton and pears for example. At first glance, you may think “get that stinky blue cheese off my beautifully delicious pear!” Or you may thwack that pear onto the ground in a fevered...

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wheelchair accessible world

Part of a truly wheelchair accessible world is recognising that we’re not there yet. Councils, town planners and builders are trying, but there are a lot of impediments to success when it comes to creating a truly wheelchair accessible world.   Thinking about things beyond the blue sign and the ramp is important. We know the clangers in society where the disability office is placed on a...

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wheelchair accessibility

The strangest thing about wheelchair accessibility is that it is overlooked. Not only is it bad to leave out wheelchair accessibility out of the town planning, mapping and fitness equation, it has some genuine ramifications for community and business as well.   Briometrix is going to need to bridge the gap between our wheelchair community and the rest of the community, investors, startup and government funding bodies,...

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Any search of Navigation technology and software will create 100s of results and possible apps.  Mapping technology (such as Google Maps, Apple Maps, GIS and others) have incorporated data points for Car Bus Pedestrian Cyclist   Wheelchair users inevitable try some kind of mapping technology to assist them travel, however, they quickly learn there is no category for them, and of the available above categories, nothing can...

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