Building Access

Specialist Disability Accommodation

SDA Specialist Disability Accommodation Under The NDIS

  • February 5, 2017
  • Tanisha Cowell

Equal Access disbaility access consultants undertake specialised SDA Specialist Disability Accommoda...

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Is it a great grate or a not so great grate?

  • November 16, 2016
  • Bruce Bromley

We often get asked about openings in floor surfaces, and how big these openings can be in order to m...

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Stair Landings and Compliant Internal Handrails

  • July 19, 2016
  • Bruce Bromley

As a disability access consultancy we get the opportunity to review a lot of architectural drawings,...

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OK, you need a passenger lift in a small building, but which type? Part 15 or Part 16?

  • September 1, 2015
  • Bruce Bromley

When an architect specifies a new passenger lift it is important to confirm the correct lift is bein...

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How much space does a wheelchair need for a 90° turn?

  • August 7, 2015
  • Bruce Bromley

One of our staff members came up with a simple method to confirm whether a 90° turn complies with t...

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Brothels: Weighing Disability Access, Dignity, and Safety

  • May 11, 2015
  • Bruce Bromley

Introduction Accessibility is becoming an important concern in all sorts of public places. From stad...

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New BCA Slip Resistance Requirements

  • April 28, 2014
  • Bruce Bromley

As of the 1st of May 2014, the Building Code of Australia (BCA) provides changes that will affect bu...

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Is access required to temporary structures? (Victoria only)

  • April 23, 2014
  • Bruce Bromley

What is a prescribed temporary structure? A prescribed temporary structure is defined by  the Build...

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Can I still use Section 10 of the Victorian Building Act to get out of providing access for people with disabilities?

  • February 20, 2014
  • Bruce Bromley

As of 1 May 2011, new building works must comply with the Disability (Access to Premises – Bui...

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Shedding Light on Luminance Contrast

  • November 29, 2013
  • Bruce Bromley

Here at Equal Access we’ve had a run of enquiries lately about Luminance Contrast. The Buildin...

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