Making a zoo visit an accessible experience
December 3 is International Day of People with a Disability and we want to celebrate a ZAA-accredited zoo who has been kicking goals in making a visit to the zoo an enjoyable and accessible experience.
Zoos Victoria won the Excellence in Creating Inclusive Communities Award at the recent 2021 Victorian Disability Awards.
Families with children with disability often struggle to enjoy recreational activities. Appropriate facilities, access, acceptance, confidence and fear of judgement are barriers that prevent their full participation in community activities, often resulting in isolation and marginalisation.