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.

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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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Why Your Preschool or Childcare Centre needs AccessLatch

  • October 4, 2021
  • Bruce Bromley

If you’re a parent of young children in a kinder, preschool or childcare centre or visit a maternal child health centre (MCHC), you’ll...

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New Designers Responsibilities – Performance Solutions

  • July 26, 2021
  • Bruce Bromley

Please Note: This requirement is an Australian Building Codes Board directive and does not just apply to access. All performance solutions including...

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