Lift approved for Artarmon station

Exciting news! A lift has been approved for Artarmon station and the upgrade is estimated to be complete by 2016. Artarmon station sees 50,000+ commuters each week, but the lack of accessibility means wheelchair users like my friend Jordana Goodman have to take a taxi or drive 40 minutes in their wheelchair to Chatswood station or St Leonards to catch the train. This is a great day for accessibility and we thank the local community, Willoughby deputy mayor Stuart Coppock and Transport Minister and Willoughby state Liberal MP Gladys Berejiklian for their support.

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Transport for NSW are seeking 2 participants with intellectual disabilities and who use smart phones for support groups – Tuesday 3 September 2013

I received the below invitation from Transport for NSW seeking 2 participants  with intellectual disabilities and who use smart phones support groups to gain insight into their needs and understand how current information might be improved.

To RSVP contact: 

Ottilie Bick-Simpson

Project Officer, Accessible and Inclusive Transport | Efficiency and Effectiveness
Transport for NSW 

T (02) 8265 7860| Level 4, 18 Lee Street, Chippendale NSW 2008


Transport for NSW is committed to providing as much information to customers as possible to make the use of public transport easier.

Please consider this an initial invitation to attend an Ideas Lab for the Accessibility Apps project.

We would like to get input from support groups and commuters with a disability into their information needs and understand how current information might be improved.

This will take the form of a structured workshop to identify how current information is conveyed by Smartphone, and how it can be improved.

To be eligible you must own a Smartphone and be a frequent user of public transport.

WHEN: 10AM – 4PM Tuesday 3rd September

WHERE: Customer Central, Level 8, Sydney Trains, 477 Pitt St, Sydney

You will be thanked for your time with a voucher to the value of $150 and lunch will be provided.