Accessibility

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Report

Co-designing a peer support platform for people with low vision and blindness

This report evaluates the design and development of a prototype Peer Support Platform that aimed to address the information, linkages and capacity (ILC) building needs of people with low vision and blindness.
Report

Proposal to include minimum accessibility standards for housing in the National Construction Code

Finding suitable accommodation is important to all Australians and is a prerequisite for a happy, stable and dignified life. This Regulatory Impact Statement examines the likely costs and benefits associated with five different options being considered for the mandatory inclusion of accessible housing features in...
Report

Economic advice prepared to assist with responses to the Consultation Regulation Impact Statement on minimum accessibility standards for housing in the National Construction Code

This report advises on the economic credentials of a possible regulation to include minimum accessibility standards in the National Building Code, and responds to a Regulatory Impact Statement consultation document released by the Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB) at the request of the Australian Building...
Position paper

Working safely and inclusively through COVID-19 and beyond

This document outlines a set of clear principles to aid and support the Australian arts and cultural sector to make decisions inclusively, and to go beyond compliance and celebrate diversity.
Discussion paper

Improving accessibility and inclusivity of people with disability in a community and mainstream setting

This discussion paper about access and inclusion draws on a survey of 600 Australians living with disability and their carers. It finds that half don’t feel included in their community.
Working paper

A crisis on the horizon: ensuring affordable, accessible housing for people with disabilities

This paper discusses housing challenges facing people with disabilities in OECD and European Union countries, and policy supports to make housing more affordable, accessible and adapted to their needs.
Strategy

Getting to fair: breaking down barriers to essential services

This strategy addresses consumer’s experience of vulnerability and aims to break down the barriers faced when accessing and engaging with essential services.
Report

Regulation for the future: the implications of public purpose for policy and regulation in utilities

This report follows extensive in-depth research and analysis into how utilities can better address the politics of fairness and the environment and makes recommendations for rethinking the regulatory system to deliver fairness for people and planet.
Report

Report on the inquiry into aspects of petitioning security and accessibility

In December 2020, the Standing Committee on Petitions resolved to inquire into and report on aspects of the House of Representatives’ petitioning system relating to security and accessibility. This report outlines the findings from this inquiry.
Report

Accessible design, hospital discharge and ageing in place: a national survey of occupational therapists

This report is the second of two studies investigating accessible housing conducted through the Summer Foundation–La Trobe University research program, to inform decision-makers on incorporating minimum mandatory accessibility standards in the 2022 National Construction Code (NCC).