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.


  • 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

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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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Court rules that owners corps must not discriminate

  • July 14, 2018
  • Bruce Bromley

The recent Supreme Court of Victoria ruling makes clear that Victorian owners corporations are required...

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Expert Judgement in Access could leave you open to a lawsuit

  • May 14, 2018
  • Bruce Bromley

The use of ‘Expert Judgement’ when assessing a Performance Solution in regard to disability access can leave practitioners open to potential claims under the DDA. Th...

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