Alison Shiels

Accredited Disability Access Consultant
Association of Consultants in Access Australia, Inc. Membership No MN417

Alison Shiels disability access consultantAlison is a highly experienced access consultant that has been working in the field since 2012, which has provided her with a sound understanding of stakeholders obligations under evolving Disability Legislation, Codes & Standards. Her experience has included large and complex access projects; hospitals, health care buildings, multi-use developments, aged care facilities, public transport buildings, educational facilities, office, retail, hotels, sports precincts, aquatic and recreational facilities.

Alison was Western Australia’s first Changing Place Assessor and is proud to have been involved in the accreditation of many Changing Place projects throughout regional and metro areas in WA from Perth through to Port Hedland.


  • Dip. Access Consulting (Bridging)
  • Cert IV Access Consulting
  • Changing Places Assessor CP004
  • Accredited SDA Assessor SDA000048
  • Livable Housing Assessor. Registration No. 20051
  • Introduction to Universal Design, Centre for Universal Design, Australia
  • Manual Handling & Hoist Training, Rocky Bay Western Australia
  • Disability & A Good Life, Thinking through Disability, UNSW, Sydney
  • Understanding the NCC Disability Access Provisions, ABCB
  • Member, Global Alliance on Accessible Technologies & Environments (GAATES)
  • Member, People with Disability (PwD)


Our Blogs

Specular Inclusive vs Specular Exclusive for Luminance Contrast

  • September 19, 2020
  • Tanisha Cowell

Measurement methods when testing for luminance contrast – Specular Inclusive vs Exclusive Most peop...

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Why Most Building Entrances Do Not Comply!

  • August 1, 2020
  • Catherine Roberts

Why is the Luminance Contrast requirement within AS1428.1 almost always ignored? Luminance Contrast is requi...

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Why providing Covid 19 screens is not enough

  • July 31, 2020
  • Bruce Bromley

Hearing Augmentation Requirements & Communicating in a Socially Distant Environment The COVID-19 ...

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