Australia needs a non-regulatory handbook to provide the building and construction industry with best practice advice on emergency egress for people with disability.

While we continue to ignore this issue, we fail to consider the needs of all building occupants in an emergency. In September 2014, the Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB) released the Emergency Egress for Occupants with Disability, Consultation Regulation Impact Statement (RIS). The document quoted an important finding from a…