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Kate Cowburn

Associate Disability Access Consultant
Association of Consultants in Access Australia Inc. (ACAA) MN# 533

Kate-Cowburn-Disability-Access-ConsultantKate is a qualified Occupational Therapist with over 5 years of experience working with people with a range of disabilities across acute and community care.  After pursuing some further studies in design she developed an interest in Inclusive and Universal Design.

Kate aims to combine her experience as an Occupational Therapist with her interest in design in order to advocate for people with disabilities, ensuring equal opportunities to access and participate in the built environment. She is working to provide specialist access advice for building compliance without losing sight of the functional needs of people with disabilities.

Affiliations/Qualifications

  • Diploma of Access Consulting/ Qualified Access Consultant
  • LHA Design Guideline Assessor. Registration Number: 20038
  • Endorsed Changing Places assessor
  • Bachelor Occupational Therapy (Hons), Deakin University
  • Work Safely in the Construction Industry (White Card)
  • Member of Women in Design and Construction

Our Blogs

Accessible Adult Change Facilities Vs Changing Places BCA 2019

  • February 22, 2019
  • Alison Shiels

Accessible Adult Change Facilities are a new addition to the 2019 NCC BCA, Volume One which will be adopted by S...

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What is an Accessible Adult Change Facility? BCA 2019

  • February 15, 2019
  • Bruce Bromley

A major inclusion into the ‘Building Code of Australia’ is the provision of Accessible Adult Change...

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Stair Nosing Compliance, to Sue or not to Sue

  • December 27, 2018
  • Bruce Bromley

There is nothing like the threat from a disgruntled stair nosing supplier to sue me if I do not retract...

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