Provisions for people with disabilities and the relevant legislative instruments documenting these have traditionally attended mainly to ‘base build’ items in Australia.

The Building Code of Australia (BCA) references Australian Standard AS 1428.1:2009 (Design for access and mobility, Part 1: General requirements for access – New building work) with regard to access for people with disabilities. This standard addresses building elements such as path widths and finishes, circulation spaces, signage, door and…