ACCESSIBILITY IN THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT
Visionary Design Development Pty Ltd is a unique, award-winning, trans-disciplinary consultancy, operating at the intersection of human needs and the built environment.
Our distinctive holistic approach incorporates universal design principles, sustainability goals and social research outcomes.
We deliver consultancy services to government, NGOs/NfPs, Aid Agencies, academia, business and individuals to provide ideal environments in which to nurture enterprise and healthy local communities.
Accessibility Assessment Tools: eg, Universal Mobility Index (UMI) and Advanced Access Auditing Methodology (AAAM) unique participatory/ collaborative accessibility assessment tools developed by VDD, permitting quantitative assessment of access and prioritisation of improvements within the built environment. Particularly suited to Local Government Authority (LGA) projects.
Access Consulting: Accessibility legislation advice, design review, responses to Planning conditions, Building Permit reporting, Performance Solutions, Changing Places input, access auditing etc.
Accessibility Courses: organisations, building industry professionals, aid agencies, tertiary institutions, government, businesses etc.
Management of projects: User Engagement. Inclusion of people with disabilities, community mobility, inclusive urban access, etc.
Comprehensive academic and consultancy reports on accessibility in the built environment: literature reviews, case studies, user engagement, stakeholder analysis through surveys, focus groups etc.
Facilitation of multi-lateral co-operation and development of academic, professional and cultural exchange between Australia, Asia Pacific and Latin America within the Built Environment and Disability Studies spheres.
Accessible, People-Centred, Built Environments: inclusive of the needs of people with disability.
Accessible public, community, corporate, residential and interior architecture.
Design, documentation and authorities' approvals, including planning permit procedures.
Sustainable, accessible, passive design: incorporating energy conservation, natural lighting/temperature control, recyclable materials etc, and including landscaping and planting design.
Embedding social, environmental, economic and cultural sustainability.
Special Expertise: designing for people with diverse needs; physical, cognitive, sensory, neurological, social-emotional and chronic illness.
Design Development Pty Ltd
+61 3 9329 7887
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Volume 9: February 2018
A SMART Built Environment?
by Saumya Kaushik
and, continuing our series on the Principles of Universal Design -
Principle 5: Tolerance for Error
Calendar and more....
Tactile Indicators, stair nosing, handrail extension
and stairs inset from wall element provides
tolerance for error when using these stairs.