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.
The Disability Royal Commission’s draft accessibility strategy states the principles that will guide the Commission in its engagement with people with disability. It commits the Commission to putting people with disability first and explains how this objective will be achieved.
This is a practical toolkit for creating playspaces that are designed to be inclusive of everyone in the community. It was developed in consultation with advocacy and advisory groups representing over 50 stakeholders from local government, landscape architecture, disability advocates, industry representatives, parents and educators....
This guide provides information about good practice for the design of buildings that are safe and easy to use for everyone.
This study identified five Australian housing markets that could use online technology to match highly specific ‘buyers’ and ‘sellers’. The five markets considered are: swaps in public housing; disability accessible housing; low-cost private rental housing brokerage; apartment presales for low/mid income earners; and precinct-level urban...
In the past few years, online learning has emerged as an increasingly important method for universities to provide course content. However, the increase in online learning environments has not be designed to include all students and accessibility is a growing concern.
‘Can I get there?’ ‘Can I play?’ ‘Can I stay?’
With the launch of Everyone Can Play, we want these three questions to be front and centre in the minds of everyone involved in creating and modernising playspaces across New South Wales. Whether you’re...
This guide seeks to encourage policy makers, planners, designers, and operators to think beyond compliance and the physical and governance boundaries of services and infrastructure, and focus instead on people's accessibility needs across the whole of their public transport journey.
This plan outlines what is happening within a selection of ACT arts organisations to promote social inclusion and accessibility. It demonstrates the existing importance placed on inclusivity within the arts community and provides a basis for building on existing initiatives as well as information sharing...
This study aims to better understand local engagement with the Museum of Old and New Art (MONA) and shed light on potential socio-cultural transformation.
Drawing on the Spatial Network Analysis of Multimodal Urban Transport Systems (SNAMUTS) accessibility tool, this paper introduces comparative results of public transport network performance measures in 19 metropolitan regions in developed countries. These results are assessed typologically and functionally to highlight the contribution of each...
A common theme of Victoria’s Draft 30-year Infrastructure Strategy is getting more use from infrastructure by creating multipurpose, integrated and well-managed facilities. We agree, but emphasise this requires a different culture and approach by infrastructure owners to understand, collaborate and value infrastructure use for broader...
Accessible transportation is a key aspect of independent living. As the impact of population ageing on future transport systems is expected to be increasingly felt over the next few decades in a number of countries, including Australia and Japan, it is logical to recognise the...
Australian university disability practitioners have long advocated statements that describe the inherent requirements of academic programs. Students are protected by the Disability Discrimination Act 1992 (Cth), which makes it unlawful to discriminate on the grounds of disability across a range of criteria that include denying...
This report shows that most video on demand and catch up TV providers are failing to make their content accessible for Deaf and hearing impaired viewers.
“Consumers are increasingly watching TV programs and movies online, on a variety of devices,” said the author of...
This report and associated documents explore and analyse the approach to modifying the surrounding landscape of a home in order to improve accessibility through innovative home modification solutions within a community care context.
This guide has been issued to help designers, architects, builders and clients to better understand the Disability (Access to Premises - buildings) Standards 2010 which will commence on 1 May 2011.
The Disability (Access to Premises - buildings) Standards 2010 (the Premises Standards) commence...
Many arts organisations are located in heritage buildings, and many of these do not provide disability access. It is often presumed that if a building has heritage status, there is no capacity to provide or improve accessible design.
Accessible Arts, with the support of...
This report focuses on the use of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) by Community Legal Centres (CLCs) to improve access to justice for disadvantaged members of the community whom they service. The aim of the research was to investigate CLCs’ use of ADR and ADR services;...