Kate Cowburn

Accredited 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.


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

Our Blogs

New Changing Places Design Specifications 2020

  • March 30, 2020
  • Bruce Bromley

It has been a very rewarding twelve months sharing my knowledge by assisting in the development of two technical standar...

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BCA 2019 Amendments relating to Access for People with Disability

  • April 30, 2019
  • Alison Shiels

The new BCA 2019, Volume One to be adopted on 1st May includes various amendments which are considered necessary for the effective applicat...

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Accessible Adult Change Facilities Vs Changing Places BCA 2019

  • February 22, 2019
  • Alison Shiels

Update 1 May 2019 NCC 2019 Guide to BCA Volume One Specification F2.9 Accessible adult change facilities Specifi...

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