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Tuesday September 25, 2018

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Reviewing Australia’s Disability Standards
Business
Thursday May 4 2017

Reviewing Australia’s Disability Standards

In 2010, the Disability (Access to Premises-Buildings) Standards were introduced under the Disability Discrimination Act 2010.

The Case for Changing Places Toilets, Part 2
Strata
Friday June 12 2015

The Case for Changing Places Toilets, Part 2

Public toilets are a necessity for everyone, but are suitable toilets available for everyone’s use?

The Case for ‘Changing Places’ Toilets Part 1
Strata
Friday June 12 2015

The Case for ‘Changing Places’ Toilets Part 1

Changing Places toilets fill an important gap in the current building codes requirements. They cater for a different user group compared to standard accessible (or disabled)...

Last Chance to Comment on Disability Standards
Strata
Friday May 22 2015

Last Chance to Comment on Disability Standards

The Disability (Access to Premises - Buildings) Standards 2010 commenced on May 1, 2011 and made significant changes to the accessibility requirements in new and upgraded...

Do New Disability Standards Deliver Equality for All?
Business
Monday May 11 2015

Do New Disability Standards Deliver Equality for All?

In May, 2011 the Disability (Access to Premises – Buildings) Standards 2010 came into effect.

Evacuations: People with Disability and an Ageing Workforce
Residential
Thursday January 29 2015

Evacuations: People with Disability and an Ageing Workforce

Australian society is changing, we’re living longer, we’re going to be working longer, and obesity and disability rates are increasing. It’s now time to future proof...

More Work Needed to Meet Liveable Housing Goals
Residential
Tuesday September 23 2014

More Work Needed to Meet Liveable Housing Goals

In 2010, the National Dialogue for Universal Housing Design took place at Kirribilli House.

The Problem with Access
Commercial
Wednesday September 11 2013

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
Strata
Wednesday July 31 2013

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...