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    Australian Disabled Access Consultants attended Australian Human Rights Commission Seminar

    Australian Disabled Access Consultants

    Following Australia’s ratification of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and the commencement of the Disability Discrimination and Other Human Rights Legislation Amendment Act 2009, the Australian Human Rights Commission held a seminar to discuss developments in the protection of the rights of people with disability. Australian Disabled Access Consultants attended the seminar in Sydney on 18 August 2008.

    Chairing the seminar was President and Australian Human Rights Commissioner the Hon. Catherine Branson QC. Other speakers included Australian Human Rights Commissioner Graeme Innes, who discussed the implementation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in Australia and Jonathon Hunyor, Director of Legal Services for the Australian Human Rights Commission who provided an overview of the Disability Discrimination and Other Human Rights Legislation Amendment Act 2009.    

    Australian Disabled Access Consultants said:  

    “Australian Disabled Access Consultants are pleased to see the recent Disability Discrimination and Other Human Rights Legislation Amendment Act 2009 that further protects the rights of disabled and disadvantaged people.    

    Australian Disabled Access Consultants were pleased to be an update of the Disability Discrimination and Other Human Rights Legislation Amendment Act 2009 and fully supports the Australian Government’s Disability Discrimination Act and the Australian Government’s initiatives to protect the rights of disabled people and people with special needs.  

    Australian Disabled Access Consultants will assist the Australian Government’s social planning initiatives with the building design and construction industry to ensure that all new building projects will be designed to provide equitable and dignified access for disabled people and people with special needs.  

    Building designers, construction companies, building owners and managers must ensure that access and mobility and related facilities are provided for disabled people and ensure that the disability access and mobility are available and maintained at all times.”

    Australian Disabled Access Consultants provides the following disabled access consultancy services:  

    • Disabled access project design advice to ensure compliance with disability access and mobility design guidelines.
    • Drawing assessment at the end of the project design process to ensure compliance with disabled access design guidelines prior to lodgement of the Building Permit Application.
    • Accessibility Assessment Reports at the completion of the project design to certify compliance with disabled access design guidelines for development applications and construction certificate applications.
    • Certify project design drawings comply with disabled access and mobility design guidelines.
    • Disabled access audit inspections of new building works during construction stages and at the completion of building works to ensure compliance with disability access and mobility guidelines.
    • Building Audit Inspection Reports after each new building work audit inspection to certify the project’s compliance with disabled access and mobility design guidelines, or identify details of non-complying building works that need to be corrected.
    • Disabled access audit inspections of existing buildings and provide action plans for works needed to be carried out with priority timetables for works.     
     

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