Access Reference Document Updated and Relevant

Architecture & Access is proud to release our new updated reports and reference document

Achieving great outcomes for people with disabilities remains the basis of all that we do at Architecture & Access. Our staff continue to strive to provide the most relevant and up-to-date information for every project that we work on. The updates include the most recent learnings and research. The required, mandatory requirements are detailed in each section of the reports together with additional and enhanced requirements which are more closely aligned with the DDA.

Our reference documents have a fresh new look and we’ve included diagrams to help illustrate the many requirements for access. These diagrams draw together information from the various Australian Standards to assist the design team, improving accuracy and efficiency.

The changes and new information that is included within the reference documents includes a broad range of information that we’re sure you will find valuable in your projects. These include:

  • Updated information on On-Street parking
  • New information on accessible car stackers
  • Doors and door controls
  • Accessible adult change facilities & changing places
  • Ambulant shower cubicle design and layout has been developed
  • Livable Housing and adaptable housing requirements
  • Design considerations for areas for the care of assistance animals
  • Information on the design of medical centres and facilities for people who are classified as bariatric
  • Joinery and kitchen/tea point design information is provided as the most recent and up-to date recommendations for these areas.

Architecture & Access’ colour coded reports which are instantly recognisable, remain unchanged. We receive a great deal of positive feedback saying that our reports are easy to use and a valuable resource for our clients.

We have made one change – we have updated our rating scales from High, Medium, Low to the following colour codes and letters:

We’ve made these changes because all items in our reports are important for the lived experience of people with disabilities.

Here’s an example of one section of the updated reports:

We hope you find these improvements and information valuable. We continue to strive to be the access consultants of choice for your projects and we welcome any comments or suggestions you may have on these changes.

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