A cafe for the disabled has opened in a small town in the Australian state of Queensland.
The cafe, known as The Student and the Disabled, is located in the town of Dandenong in the State’s Central Coast region.
The café will provide a space for the people who use it.
The owner of the café said the cafe is run by an individual who suffers from cerebral palsy, but who has been able to make use of his disability.
“The café will be for people with a disability and who have been able for the past six months or so to do a lot of things that people who have no disability can’t,” Mr John Devereaux told the ABC.
“It will be accessible to them, with the doors open for them, and will have tables, and chairs, and tables, for people to sit and do a range of things, and they can go out and play.”
He said the café was “a little bit of a mess” but was expected to open this week.
He said he hoped the cafe would be a success.
“There’s a lot that I want to do for the café.
It will be a good thing for my family, it will be good for my friends,” he said.
The Dandensong Times reports that the café will open on September 23.
Mr Devereux told the paper that he had previously had to wait for the city council to provide him with a permit to open a cafe in his town.
“I’ve been waiting for about six months, and now it’s here,” he told the newspaper.
“We’ve got a lot to look forward to.”
A cafe has been set up in Dandenden, Queensland, to provide accommodation for people who are visually impaired.
Photo: ABC News Queensland Tourism Development Agency spokesperson, Peter Boddington, told the news agency that the project was a “tribute to a wonderful community of people who love and cherish their environment”.
“We are so pleased that Dandandenongs people have taken a moment to offer their support to this unique project,” Mr Boddingson said.
“Dandenons hospitality has been outstanding.
We are so proud to be able to provide them with this great opportunity.”
The café, located in Denden near the city of Dalong, will be open to the general public until September 23, with an entrance fee of $40.
It is run in partnership with the Australian Institute of Disability Studies.
“As the cafe’s first tenant, we are thrilled to be offering a place to sit, eat and enjoy the benefits of the human body,” Mr Deveaux said.
He told the Danddenong Times that he hoped to eventually open a café for people like himself.
“For me, it’s something that I’ve always wanted to do, and it’s just an opportunity for people around the world to do that,” he added.
“To have this café for the first time, I’m very grateful.”
The D and Endenong Times reported that Dandelden residents and residents of nearby communities are encouraged to join the café in its first week.
“This is a great opportunity for the Dandeindans and their friends to make a little bit more noise in their neighbourhood,” Mr Dandelder said.