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Grocery Chain Trialing 'Quiet Hour' for Autistic Shoppers
For individuals on the autism spectrum, the bright lights and loud sounds of a busy supermarket can cause sensory overload. In response to customer feedback, Autism Spectrum Australia (Aspect) in partnership with Coles, has rolled out "Quiet Hour" in 68 supermarket stores today to make the shopping experience a little easier. http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-11-21/coles-rolls-out-quiet-hour-to-help-shoppers-with-autism/9176272
22 November 2017 by aussiephil
 
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Wellbeing

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Really Well Designed Water Refill Station
OK, most of us have seen something like this before - but what made me really wag my tail about this one is that it is multi-functional, serving as a bubbler, bottle refill station and dog bowl at the base; has a simple, robust construction; and it is *wheelchair accessible* http://www.bmcc.nsw.gov.au/yourcouncil/mediareleases/counciltotrialwaterrefillstations
22 September 2017 by aussiephil
 
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Inclusion

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Pour It Forward - Coffee Shop Only Hires People With Disabilities
Bitty & Beau's Coffee in Wilmington, NC (USA) is known for its warmth. At the heart of the shop's popularity is its unique
9 July 2017 by aussiephil
 
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NFP

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'Muru View' - Mapping of Places to Aboriginal Names on Google Maps
Still in the Beta stage - but *very* cool! :) Muru View (Muru- meaning path in Darug) is an interactive data visualisation
6 July 2017 by aussiephil
 
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NFP

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Time Saving Fire Hose Roller
Bit esoteric I know; but as an *ahem* more mature firefigher, rolling up hoses after a fire is killer on the knees/back. Especially when you're already tired. Plus if you have another call, it needs to be done very quickly! Simple, clever solution -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5xRocstLy60
1 July 2017 by aussiephil
 
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Artistic

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Short Story Vending Machine
These inventive vending machines have been popping up around France. Instead of dispensing sweet treats or sugary drinks, however, these kiosks distribute short stories!?Sleek in design and minimal in effort, each vending machine offers an appealing way for commuters and customers to kill time. To use the innovative inventions, simply choose your desired reading time: 1 minute, 3 minutes, or 5 minutes. Then, the machine will surprise you with a randomly-selected short story to occupy your time and make waiting around a bit more bearable?if at least for a couple of minutes. :) ?http://short-edition.com/en/  
30 June 2017 by aussiephil
 
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