Disability access legislation and awareness training

Workshop 3

Disability Access Training Sessions

This session will cover a broad overview of the current disability access legislation and disability awareness.

An overview of the key access-related legislation will be provided, including how they have been enacted, who enforces them and responsibilities and obligations of building owners, developers, property managers, certifiers and designers.

The key access-related legislation includes:

  • Commonwealth Disability Discrimination Act 1992 (DDA)
  • Commonwealth Disability (Access to Premises – Buildings) Standards 2010 (Premises Standards)
  • Commonwealth Disability Standards for Accessible Public Transport 2002 (Transport Standards)
  • Building Code of Australia (BCA)
  • Access-related Australian Standards – AS1428.1 (access provisions), AS1428.2 (enhanced access provisions), AS/NZS1428.4.1 (tactile warnings), AS/NZS2890.6 (car parking), AS1735.12 (lifts) and AS4299 (adaptable housing).
  • General tips on how to assist people with a disability
  • Specific strategies in effectively communicating and treating people with various disabilities – mobility, sensory and intellectual
  • Terminology in addressing people with a disability
  • Ways in which you can ensure equity for people with disabilities residing, visiting or working in buildings.

Our Blogs

Why ‘Wave to Open’ and ‘Wave to Lock’ Discriminate against People with Disability

  • May 2, 2024
  • Bruce Bromley

We are now regularly seeing the installation of ‘Wave to Open and Wave to Lock’ buttons used on automated...

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Raised Tactile And Braille Signage

  • November 10, 2023
  • Bruce Bromley

We are often asked to assess signage against the requirements of the Disability Access to Premise...

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Accessibility of Public Transport in Action: Passenger Ferries

  • February 14, 2022
  • Bruce Bromley

For public transport operators, accessibility and ease of use are essential to design considerations across...

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