Access needs of deafblind and deaf or blind people when choosing an eatery
The purpose of this survey is to gather information about the access needs of deafblind people, as well as people who are either deaf or blind. This will be used in a project to assess cafes and restaurants in and around Adelaide, with the end goal of putting together a directory of places that meet these access needs. If this survey is not about your own personal access needs, or the access needs of people you come into close contact with, but you are interested in learning more about the project, please visit
That page will have regular updates about how the project is going.
Which of these statements describes you?
I am a deafblind person (someone with a combination of vision and hearing loss).
I am a Deaf or hard of hearing person.
I am a blind or vision impaired person.
I am a parent/caregiver of a deafblind child.
My work brings me into regular contact with deafblind people.
Which forms of communication do you use in face-to-face conversations? (select all that apply)
Auslan (visual frame)
Auslan (tactile, hand over hand)
Auslan, (deafblind tactile finger-spelling only)
Pen and paper
A phone or tablet
How do you navigate a venue? (If this varies from day to day, you are welcome to select more than one option.)
I have enough vision to see where I’m going.
I use a cane.
I have an assistance dog.
I am accompanied by another person who is guiding me.
When choosing what to order, how do you access the menu? (Again, if this varies, you can select more than one.)
a menu I can hold in my hands so I can bring it close to my eyes or take a picture of it
an online menu
Someone to tell me what is available
I have no access needs regarding the menu.
What environmental factors would help you to communicate in a café or restaurant setting? (Select all that apply) Please include as much detail as you can think of in the text box.
Minimal background noise
Good lighting without glare
Carpet and soft surfaces to absorb sound and avoid echo
Small tables so I can sit close to my companions
What assistance do you need or find helpful from the staff? (Please provide as much detail as you can think of.)
What things do you consider relevant when traveling to a café or restaurant? (Select all that apply)
Close to public transport
Space for a driver to drop me near the door
Somewhere a driver can pull up for long enough to assist me to get inside
Nearby disability permit parking
What are your physical access requirements? (Select all that apply)
No more than three steps
Stairs are fine if there’s a rail.
Uncluttered paths through the venue, with enough space to walk with an assistance dog or human guide
If you could look up a list of cafes and restaurants that met your access needs, do you think this would influence where you choose to eat?
Do you have any further comments or suggestions?
Never submit passwords through Google Forms.
This content is neither created nor endorsed by Google.
Terms of Service