Kate Cowburn

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

Kate-Cowburn-Disability-Access-ConsultantKate is a qualified Occupational Therapist and had over 5 years of experience working with people with a range of disabilities across acute and community care before joining Equal Access.  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
  • Accredited SDA Assessor # SDA00006
  • LHA Design Guideline Assessor. Registration Number: 20038
  • Accredited Changing Place Assessor # CP017
  • Bachelor Occupational Therapy (Hons), Deakin University
  • Work Safely in the Construction Industry (White Card)

Our Blogs

But a Swimming Pool is BCA Class 10b, or is it?

  • December 16, 2020
  • Bruce Bromley

Not in most cases contrary to the typical advice given Class 3 hotel swimming pool   This issue comes up tim...

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Specular Inclusive vs Specular Exclusive for Luminance Contrast

  • September 19, 2020
  • Tanisha Cowell

Measurement methods when testing for luminance contrast – Specular Inclusive vs Exclusive Most peop...

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Why Most Building Entrances Do Not Comply!

  • August 1, 2020
  • Catherine Roberts

Why is the Luminance Contrast requirement within AS1428.1 almost always ignored? Luminance Contrast is requi...

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