Heritage Buildings

Disability Access to Heritage Buildings

Poor Heritage AccessHeritage buildings and places should be accessible to everyone, including people with mobility or sensory impairments, the elderly, parents with small children and anyone who has temporary disabilities as a result of illness or injury. Owners and managers of heritage properties should commit themselves to creating a situation in which this can be achieved.

The word “access” is widely interpreted to include access to and within any building or site, access to all facilities and services and to any information. The objective is to provide a barrier free environment for all visitors.

Providing access to buildings for people with disabilities is required under the Disability Discrimination Act. Nevertheless, there is also a need to conserve our heritage places and not to alter them in ways that adversely affect their significance.

Equal Access Pty Ltd will help develop a strategy that will address these issues with a common sense approach.

Our Blogs

How Big is an Accessible (Disabled) Toilet

  • April 21, 2018
  • eqaccal

One size does not fit all! One of the most common questions we get asked in our office is “how big...

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But Yellow Tactiles on Concrete Comply….. Dont They?

  • November 14, 2017
  • Mark Krause

We are all familiar with the now, common sight of Tactile Ground Surface indicators, (TGSI’s) on footpaths,...

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A New Inclusive ‘Gender Neutral’ Toilet Sign

  • June 22, 2017
  • Bruce Bromley

Purchase Gender Neutral Toilet Sign A question we have received a number of times within our practice is the provision of and identification ...

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