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
Public toilets are a necessity for everyone, but are suitable toilets available for everyone’s use?
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
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?
In May, 2011 the Disability (Access to Premises – Buildings) Standards 2010 came into effect.
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
In 2010, the National Dialogue for Universal Housing Design took place at Kirribilli House.
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...