What about legislation?
The Commonwealth Disability Discrimination Act 1992 at the Australian Human Rights Commission. The Act makes disability discrimination unlawful and promotes equal rights, equal opportunity and equal access for people with disabilities.
The National Construction Code (NCC) provides the minimum necessary requirements for safety and health; amenity and accessibility, and sustainability in the design, construction, performance and livability of new buildings (and new building work in existing buildings) throughout Australia.
Australian Standards 1428 Design for mobility and access set. According to the Federal Register of Legislation standard is set to ensure that dignified, equitable, cost‑effective and reasonably achievable access to buildings, and facilities and services within buildings, is provided for people with a disability; and to give certainty to building certifiers, building developers and building managers that, if access to buildings is provided in accordance with these Standards, the provision of that access, to the extent covered by these Standards, will not be unlawful under the Act.
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What is Universal Design?
Universal Design is the design and composition of an environment so that it can be accessed, understood and used to the greatest extent possible by all people regardless of their age, size, ability or disability. An environment (or any building, product, or service in that environment) should be designed to meet the needs of all people who wish to use it. This is not a special requirement, for the benefit of only a minority of the population. It is a fundamental condition of good design. If an environment is accessible, usable, convenient and a pleasure to use, everyone benefits. By considering the diverse needs and abilities of all throughout the design process, universal design creates products, services and environments that meet peoples’ needs. Simply put, universal design is good design. Read more about Universal Design
Awesome Accessible Architecture
Thanks Ai Media for this list of Awesome Accessible Architecture. Accessibility features in products, devices, services and architecture are usually included for people with disabilities. But everyone, not just people with disabilities, benefits from accessibility.
Tourism and Destination Design
Studio S2 are specialist tourism and destination design architects. Experts in tourism, with a combined 20 years’ experience in destination architecture and interior design. Contact Studio S2.