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Accessibility is the Key!
Strata
Tuesday February 7 2017

Accessibility is the Key!

Accessible facilities are critical for people with disability. However, in public spaces, they are also prone to misuse, vandalism and poor treatment by people who fail...

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...

Disability and Retailers: Are You Designing for Everyone?
Commercial
Thursday April 7 2016

Disability and Retailers: Are You Designing for Everyone?

Every day in shopping centres across Australia, disabled people face frustrations over access in retail outlets despite provisions in the National Construction Code and BCA that...

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...

Property Risk and Disability Access Audits
Strata
Monday August 24 2015

Property Risk and Disability Access Audits

Accessibility in the built environment is an important issue for over 4 million Australians with a disability. Businesses need to identify and remove access barriers to...

How Public Space GEEPs Save Lives
Strata
Friday April 24 2015

How Public Space GEEPs Save Lives

Group Emergency Evacuation Plans, or GEEPs, are critical documents needed for public buildings with visitors unfamiliar with evacuation arrangements. An effective GEEP reduces risk and...

Why Workplace PEEPs are Important
Strata
Wednesday April 22 2015

Why Workplace PEEPs are Important

Personal Emergency Evacuation Plans, or PEEPs, are critical documents that need to be developed for some building occupants. An effective PEEP could literally be the difference...

Building Evacuations and the Social Model of Disability
Buildings
Tuesday March 17 2015

Building Evacuations and the Social Model of Disability

New buildings need to consider universal design principles to ensure all people can safely and independently evacuate a building that is free of barriers, restrictions or...