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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...

Australia Needs Regulation on Livable Housing
Residential
Monday August 29 2016

Australia Needs Regulation on Livable Housing

Australia should introduce regulations which ensure that all new housing is built to standards which are accessible and comfortable for elderly people or people who suffer...

Are We Genuinely Engaging with Senior Australians in Urban Design?
Urban Planning
Wednesday July 6 2016

Are We Genuinely Engaging with Senior Australians in Urban Design?

For anyone looking at innovative ways in which the urban design profession in Australia can engage with senior residents about how our urban environment may or...

Open Captions: The Last Frontier in Accessibility
Business
Tuesday June 21 2016

Open Captions: The Last Frontier in Accessibility

Accessibility is on the radar of many organisations, and rightly so.

Creating Inclusive Environments with DeafSpace Architecture
Public
Monday March 28 2016

Creating Inclusive Environments with DeafSpace Architecture

The Deaf community live in a world designed for people who can hear, but a new design movement challenges how buildings should be built, where sensory...

Draft Wayfinding Standard Released for Comment
Strata
Tuesday December 29 2015

Draft Wayfinding Standard Released for Comment

Wayfinding has been described as “the ease with which one proceeds and is facilitated through an environment from one point of interest to another.”

Should Business Care about Universal Design?
Strata
Tuesday December 1 2015

Should Business Care about Universal Design?

Universal design needs to cross into mainstream design to service a growing market driven by changing demographics and a socially responsible business world looking for new...

Universal Design and Public Space Emergencies
Strata
Wednesday October 21 2015

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...

Why Universal Design is Not Just ‘Access’
Commercial
Monday August 31 2015

Why Universal Design is Not Just ‘Access’

Universal Design (UD) is not a new concept.