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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.

Affiliations/Qualifications

  • 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)
  • Accredited SDA Assessor # SDA00006
  • Member of Women in Design and Construction

Our Blogs

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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Why providing Covid 19 screens is not enough

  • July 31, 2020
  • Bruce Bromley

Hearing Augmentation Requirements & Communicating in a Socially Distant Environment The COVID-19 ...

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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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