This webinar focuses on International Access Comparisons with Lindsay Perry from Lindsay Perry Access and Martin Burgess from Access and Building Consultancy and was recorded on Wednesday 21st September 2022 starting at 12 noon (AEST Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra time)
Lindsay was researching international accessibility legislation in the context of developing an international best-practice model. This interest has stemmed from her work with the United Nations in Africa.
The presentation explored the origins of accessibility legislation at the global level and looked at how it has been implemented / interpreted by various countries. The differences and similarities between various standards and codes was highlighted.
So why is this relevant to the Australian access consultant?
We work with a performance-based building code where we are often asked to demonstrate the functionality of “performance-based solutions”. Understanding accessibility requirements at the international level can assist us in developing alternative approaches to compliance that promote access and inclusion.
Martin Burgess has been living and working as an Access Consultant in the UK for several years and brought a boots on the ground international perspective to the webinar.
He included such topics as the new ‘PAS’ (British Standard Specification) on Neurodiversity and the UK Building Regulations – Approved Document M
All times are in AEST – Canberra, Sydney, Melbourne