12 episodes

Ever wondered what it's like to experience one of the oldest rainforests as a blind person? Or how it feels to get around one of the seven wonders of the world with mobility issues? This is Accessed That, a podcast that explores what it’s really like to travel as a person with a disability. Each episode, we talk to travel lovers about their experience navigating the world - hearing the highs, the lows, and the low down from the people who have been there, accessed that.
Presented by Queensland.

Produced by The Peers Project.

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Accessed That Queensland

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 37 Ratings

Ever wondered what it's like to experience one of the oldest rainforests as a blind person? Or how it feels to get around one of the seven wonders of the world with mobility issues? This is Accessed That, a podcast that explores what it’s really like to travel as a person with a disability. Each episode, we talk to travel lovers about their experience navigating the world - hearing the highs, the lows, and the low down from the people who have been there, accessed that.
Presented by Queensland.

Produced by The Peers Project.

Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    11. Special with co-hosts Oliver Hunter & Karni Liddell

    11. Special with co-hosts Oliver Hunter & Karni Liddell

    For our season finale, it’s our hosts’ turn. Karni and Oliver head out on an adventure and return to the studio to chat about their experiences. The highs, the lows, everything in between. To wrap up the series, they’ll be sharing more about what they gained from the experience, what they’ve learned over the series, and what’s next for accessibility in tourism.
    A special thanks to the Queensland tour operators that made this experience possible: Wheelies Van Rentals, Pullman Port Douglas Sea Temple Resort, Quicksilver Cruises, Wildlife Habitat, ULTIQA Signature at Broadbeach, Social Eating House & Bar, Go Ballooning Gold Coast, Surfing Services Australia, Mamasan Kitchen and Bar, Gold Coast Watersports, Miss Moneypenny’s, Sea World Whale Watch, Rick Shores, Emporium Hotel South Bank, Felons Brewing Co and Greca.
    Accessed That is presented by Queensland
    Read the transcript here: https://www.dropbox.com/scl/fi/88ar3a0lm91zkcckglgct/Episode-11-Final-Transcript.docx?rlkey=fah98d3veaarcncoznw8au170&dl=0 
    Discover more:
    Visit Queensland.com for our inclusive travel experiences and sign up for our mailing list:  https://bit.ly/3Yvvb97  Learn more about Karni: @karniliddellLearn more about Oli: @oliverhunter_95Follow Queensland on Instagram: https://bit.ly/3q9qXYl Follow Queensland on Facebook: https://bit.ly/3rW1h1JFollow our producers, The Peers Project: https://bit.ly/TPPINSTA

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    • 33 min
    10. Exploring with a disability & kids in tow with Ebony Uamaki

    10. Exploring with a disability & kids in tow with Ebony Uamaki

    Travelling with disability is one thing, but try adding in the logistics of another human or two with a lot of needs. This week is another one for the parents out there. We talk to mum Ebony Uamaki, digging into travelling as a blind person and parent of four little kids. 
    This episode features Ebony Uamaki, hosted by Karni Liddell and Oliver Hunter. A special thanks to the Queensland tour operators that made this experience possible: BIG 4 Gold Coast Holiday Park, Paradise Country, 8 Street, Sea World, Aquaduck Gold Coast, Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary and Mozza Mozza.
    Accessed That is presented by Queensland
    Read the transcript here: https://www.dropbox.com/scl/fi/5f5edqegd5feiuo99ln3p/Episode-10-Final-Transcript.docx?rlkey=1unscoyrfcghl2azhbehddaea&dl=0 
    Discover more:
    Visit Queensland.com for our inclusive travel experiences and sign up for our mailing list:  https://bit.ly/3Yvvb97  Learn more about Ebony: @ebonyuamakiFollow Queensland on Instagram: https://bit.ly/3q9qXYl Follow Queensland on Facebook: https://bit.ly/3rW1h1JFollow our producers, The Peers Project: https://bit.ly/TPPINSTA
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    • 38 min
    9. Travel while deaf: harder or all the more rewarding? With Sophie Li

    9. Travel while deaf: harder or all the more rewarding? With Sophie Li

    Most of us travel lovers have experienced landing in another country and not being able to communicate as well as we might like. Does being Deaf make that even harder? This week, we’re talking to Sophie Li about how deafness changes the way she travels and experiences live events. A video recording of the episode is available for the Deaf and hard-of-hearing community here:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZOcNlJkCWFc
    This episode features Sophie Li, hosted by Karni Liddell and Oliver Hunter. A special thanks to the Queensland tour operators that made this experience possible: O'Reilly's Rainforest Retreat, O'Reilly's Canungra Valley Vineyards, Crystalbrook Vincent, Greca, Howard Smith Wharves, Brisbane Stadium and FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023.
    Accessed That is presented by Queensland
    Read the transcript here: https://www.dropbox.com/scl/fi/7zn66l59w8it5di6izsnm/Episode-9-Final-Transcript.docx?rlkey=8n5sxhvlllmcbcauhr2mwe7pe&dl=0
    Discover more:
    Visit Queensland.com for our inclusive travel experiences and sign up for our mailing list: https://bit.ly/3Yvvb97  Learn more about Sophie: https://www.sophieli.com.au Follow Queensland on Instagram: https://bit.ly/3q9qXYl Follow Queensland on Facebook: https://bit.ly/3rW1h1JFollow our producers, The Peers Project: https://bit.ly/TPPINSTA
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    • 36 min
    8. Travel without limits with Julie Jones

    8. Travel without limits with Julie Jones

    Travelling as a family takes a lot of planning. Travelling when one of your kids also has a disability? Even more so. In this episode, we talk to Julie Jones, creator of Australia’s first and only accessibility-focused travel magazine, Travel Without Limits. We find out what it’s like to travel with her family, including her son with cerebral palsy, Braeden.
    This episode features Julie Jones, hosted by Karni Liddell and Oliver Hunter. A special thanks to the Queensland tour operators that made this experience possible: Paradise Links Resort Port Douglas, Kur-Cow Barnwell Farm, Rainforestation Nature Park, Nautilus Aviation, Cairns Boat Hire, Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas and Flames Of The Forest.
    Accessed That is presented by Queensland
    Read the transcript here: https://www.dropbox.com/scl/fi/sln524zd5ssjtdryjmcs6/Episode-8-Final-Transcript.docx?rlkey=astuedk2bjsw6njwgg19acgbt&dl=0 
    Discover more:
    Visit Queensland.com for our inclusive travel experiences and sign up for our mailing list:  https://bit.ly/3Yvvb97  Learn more about Julie: www.travelwithoutlimits.com.auFollow Queensland on Instagram: https://bit.ly/3q9qXYl Follow Queensland on Facebook: https://bit.ly/3rW1h1JFollow our producers, The Peers Project: https://bit.ly/TPPINSTA
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    • 34 min
    7. The realities of travelling with dwarfism with Beth O'Brien

    7. The realities of travelling with dwarfism with Beth O'Brien

    There are challenges that come with navigating a world that was not designed with you in mind. We ask someone with dwarfism what that means for visiting somewhere new. Today’s episode asks disability advocate and consultant Beth O’Brien what it’s like to travel with Diastrophic Dysplasia, from finding the right hotel to getting around once you’re there.
    This episode features Beth O’Brien, hosted by Karni Liddell and Oliver Hunter. A special thanks to the Queensland tour operators that made this experience possible: HOTA Home of the Arts, ULTIQA Signature at Broadbeach, Miss Moneypenny's, Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, Garden Kitchen and Bar and SkyPoint Observation Deck.
    Accessed That is presented by Queensland.
    Read the transcript here: https://www.dropbox.com/scl/fi/fx3jhpxtupla6txdhbu3s/Episode-7-Transcript-Final.docx?rlkey=jykg3yqe55454sspuj4zt4uwk&dl=0 
    Discover more:
    Visit Queensland.com for our inclusive travel experiences and sign up for our mailing list: https://bit.ly/3Yvvb97  Learn more about Beth: @bethob17Follow Queensland on Instagram: https://bit.ly/3q9qXYl Follow Queensland on Facebook: https://bit.ly/3rW1h1JFollow our producers, The Peers Project: https://bit.ly/TPPINSTA
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    • 37 min
    6. Is travel worth the risk for the immunocompromised? With Emmah Money

    6. Is travel worth the risk for the immunocompromised? With Emmah Money

    When you are immunocompromised, the flight alone can put your health at risk. Then there’s the crowds once you arrive. We ask Emmah Money, author, mum and motivational speaker with cystic fibrosis why she does it. Together we discuss what it’s like to live with a hidden disability, the hurdles to getting on the plane, and how to avoid flare ups.
    This episode features Emmah Money, hosted by Karni Liddell and Oliver Hunter. A special thanks to the Queensland tour operators that made this experience possible: Magnetic Island Ferries, Peppers Blue on Blue Resort, Boardwalk Restaurant & Bar, Aquascene Magnetic Island Tour and The Koala Park at Selina Magnetic Island. 
    Accessed That is presented by Queensland
    Read the transcript here: https://www.dropbox.com/scl/fi/qmttm20l7rtfm7jczjqlm/Episode-6-Final-Transcript.docx?rlkey=vmu8sjnssuy6701zgc9nofknf&dl=0 
    Discover more:
    Visit Queensland.com for our inclusive travel experiences and sign up for our mailing list:  https://bit.ly/3Yvvb97  Learn more about Emmah: @cfmummy Follow Queensland on Instagram: https://bit.ly/3q9qXYl Follow Queensland on Facebook: https://bit.ly/3rW1h1JFollow our producers, The Peers Project: https://bit.ly/TPPINSTA
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    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
37 Ratings

37 Ratings

Chalk man 2 ,

I am totally blind with a seeing eye dog

I am a person who is totally blind with a saying eye dog. I have never travelled independently myself interstate maybe on small trips in Victoria, but I used to travel in the past with my ex-wife and have been to Queensland many of times and have found it good I have never been denied any Access or anything with my seeing eye dog I remember the time I had a dolphin encounter at SeaWorld and it felt like a boiled egg out of a shell.
It’s wonderful to listen to this podcast, because it opens up the eyes of people who do travel with disabilities and how they get around. I am a passionate advocate for people with disabilities and we met we need more access with society

thjffyihgft ,

A great conversation starter about real life experiences

As a tour accommodation operator in the Daintree Rainforest (Daintree Siesta) I was excited to listen to the episodes about travelling nearby during the year of accessible tourism.

Some great conversation, tips and ideas.

I’ve already mentioned the show to two of our guests who have enjoyed spending time in the rainforest while balancing sensory/spectrum abilities and whom sometimes find travelling challenging.

LL_3675 ,

Important and informative convo!

Very well put together episode. Such important and insightful conversations!

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