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

Court rules that owners corps must not discriminate

  • July 14, 2018
  • Bruce Bromley

The recent Supreme Court of Victoria ruling makes clear that Victorian owners corporations are required...

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Expert Judgement in Access could leave you open to a lawsuit

  • May 14, 2018
  • Bruce Bromley

The use of ‘Expert Judgement’ when assessing a Performance Solution in regard to disability access can leave practitioners open to potential claims under the DDA. Th...

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Disability Access and the New Building Regulations 2018 (Vic Only).

  • May 14, 2018
  • Bruce Bromley

Under the new Victorian Building Regulations introduced June 2, 2018, Regulation 38 states: “Building s...

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