Friday, April 30, 2010

The Traveller - Diana Palmer

The feature of my day has been catching up with our international informative, Diana Palmers. She has been regularly sending her blog posts my way and it is again interesting to see that she is finding alot of similarities and also differences between Australia's disability services and services from overseas.

I am looking forward to recieving the feedback and information she has about how disability information can grow in Australia. The places she has visited are plentiful and fabulous (and yes I am very jealous). So far she has visited:
  • San Francisco
  • New York
  • Texas
  • Phoenix
  • Montreal
Check out one of her recent blog posts:

Keroul - Wednesday 28th April

Back to work....I spent the day with Andre leCLerc and his team at Keroul in Montreal today. What a great day. This organisation is doing a number of the things that we can see IDEAS doing....we can learn a lot from them. Keroul have specialised in supporting accessible tourism for people with disability in Quebec for 30 years and have a wealth of experience and knowledge. I spent time with the executive team, Research and Development team as well as peopel working on their Äccessible Road project. The dedicated staff of 8 people were wonderful hosts and I can't thank them enough for their time. I came away from the day armed with a mountain of papers, reports and tools to research and review as well as a genuine hockey puck. Great ambassadors for Quebec; it was so nice to connect with colleagues in our field.I will meet again with people from Keroul at the Transed Conference in Hong Kong. If you would like to see what they do visit either if you would like to see what they do or which is another of their websites.

I am looking forward to finding out more about her travels and will keep you informed of her movements. There are a lot of nice photos up on her blog, so check them out!

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