Melbourne is a city that loves to go out. We love our bars, restaurants, galleries, theatres and live music. In fact, in 2019 Time Out City Index, Melbourne was ranked as the second best city in the world, largely due to our nightlife options.
But how easy is it to access all these wonderful things if you have difficulty with stairs, or if you can't see or hear? What is it like navigating the city with a guide dog? How can you enjoy going to live music gigs if you are deaf? We've spoken to people in policy, as well as those with disabilities, to discover what Melbourne does well – and where we need to do better to accommodate people of all abilities and make sure our cultural scene is available to everyone.