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Accessible Public Transport: The Whole Journey
Infrastructure
Tuesday August 22 2017

Accessible Public Transport: The Whole Journey

The Disability Standards for Accessible Public Transport (2002) (Transport Standards) have a five-year schedule for review, with the most recent review having been undertaken in 2012...

Australian Built Environment Failing People with Disability
Public
Friday July 28 2017

Australian Built Environment Failing People with Disability

“We want to contribute to Australian society but we usually find that we can’t access the workplace, can’t access public venues, can’t have a holiday because...

‘Lift & Change’ vs ‘Changing Places’
Commercial
Monday July 17 2017

‘Lift & Change’ vs ‘Changing Places’

Growing awareness surrounding adult change facilities over the last few years has thankfully resulted in some progress being made regarding these types of facilities.

Can Google Maps Really Improve Accessibility?
Technology
Tuesday January 10 2017

Can Google Maps Really Improve Accessibility?

Improving access for people with disabilities in the built environment has been an ongoing process for many decades now and has seen many peaks and troughs...

What Does Our ‘Getting Bigger’ Really Mean for Design?
Public
Tuesday November 29 2016

What Does Our ‘Getting Bigger’ Really Mean for Design?

Those working in the health care sector of design and construction have likely encountered issues to do with the growing demographic and specialty of medicine referred...

Destination Control Systems: Accessibility on the Up
Buildings
Friday October 28 2016

Destination Control Systems: Accessibility on the Up

Passenger lift destination control systems are already appearing in buildings, but we need to consider universal design and the needs of people with disability in their...

NDIS Puts Housing on the Agenda
Business
Tuesday October 11 2016

NDIS Puts Housing on the Agenda

Residential accommodation for people with significant functional impairment or very high support needs has traditionally been offered in the form of group homes often referred to...

Sydney Gets World’s Biggest Tactile Network
Public
Monday July 18 2016

Sydney Gets World’s Biggest Tactile Network

Vision impaired visitors and residents of Sydney will find the task of making their way around the city to be safer and more convenient following the...

The Rise of Mobility Scooter Use
Commercial
Tuesday May 31 2016

The Rise of Mobility Scooter Use

Mobility scooters can provide their users with independence and emotional well-being, with the choice to travel beyond their walking ability, but we need to plan for...