Universal Design and Public Space Emergencies
Universal design has been a topic of much discussion in recent times. In fact, the Association of Consultants in Access Australia dedicated their recent national conference...
An Alternative Perspective on the Cost of a Toilet
Toilets are not probably something that cross your mind when deciding on requirements for your commercial space.
Why Universal Design is Vital
For their biannual conference to be held later this year, the Association of Consultants in Access Australia (ACAA) have made the theme of the conference ‘Universal...
Sustainability – We’re All in it Together
Environmental sustainability initiatives are not often associated to access and disability.
Why We Need an Accessible Means of Egress
The needs of people with disabilities must be a priority when considering the overall evacuation strategy of a building.
‘Changing Places’ For People With Disabilities
The current legislative requirements for providing access to people with disabilities is centred on research conducted some time ago.
The Problem with Access
For people with disabilities, greater confidence that their interactions with the built environment can be independent and dignified is dependent on access consultants, building designers and...
Way Finding for all Levels of Ability
Way finding is often associated with the limited scope of signage design and the placement of signs to assist people with their navigation through a building...
New Application Guidelines On The Access To Premises Standard
The Disability (Access to Premises – Buildings) Standard 2010 and the corresponding changes to section D3 of the BCA went into effect in May 2011.