ACCESSIBILITY IN THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT

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Improving built environment ‘sustainability’ performance, via measurement, and placemaking performance, via ‘activation’, receives much contemporary attention. However, people with disability continue to experience lack of meaningful involvement in such endeavours. Increasingly, the built environment arena is becoming a private sector activity. The actors involved, however, have little understanding of either the accessibility needs of people with disability, or the inaccessibility. Mary Ann Jackson raises the critically important topic: placemaking - enabling or disabling?

 

Read more.....https://codesignstudio.com.au/2019/03/

 

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Improving Accessibility in the Built Environment

Mary Ann Jackson February 3rd, 2019

 

First published by Archiparlour.

 

The pervasive ideology of institutionalisation in the past has meant that we have inherited a built environment that is largely inaccessible to people with disability. Accessibility specialist Mary Ann Jackson outlines her important work on the assessment tools and required action for improved accessibility in the built environment.

 

Read full article here

 

The 2017/18 temporary MPavilion – Legislation doesn’t adequately cover ‘temporary’ installations, another reason for the need for more interaction between built environments and people with disability.

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FINALIST - ARCHITEAM AWARDS 2018

With an entry in the Contribution and Innovation category, Visionary Design Development has been selected as a finalist in the 2018 Architeam Awards for 'Accessibility in the Built Environment.

 

Architeam Awards Website

 

Cast your vote for the People's Choice Award

 

 

 

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NEWSLETTER - July 2019

  • Accessible Buses?  by Saumya Kaushik.
  • Mary Ann Jackson's Publications
  • Visionary Design Development Project News

Left:  Internal layout of the Transdev Bus showcased on 12 February 2019 at Southern Cross Station.

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NEWSLETTER - October 2018

  • Accessible Cities. How?  by Saumya Kaushik.
  • Transport Standards Review. Have your say.
  • Mary Ann Jackson Ph. D News
  • Melbourne University - Critique for Master of Architecture

Left:  At City of Melbourne Townhall. Attendees at presentation by Adam Johnson (3rd from right) included representatives from Deakin Uni, Melb Uni, the private sector, and various CoM departments.

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NEWSLETTER - February 2018

  • A 'Smart Built Environment' by Saumya Kaushik
  • Principles of Universal Design. No. 5 Tolerance for Error
  • Calendar

Tactile Indicators, stair nosing, handrail extension and stairs inset from wall element provides

tolerance for error when using these stairs.

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NEWSLETTER - December 2017

  • The Process of Universal Design
  • UD Principle 4 - Perceptible Information
  • Temporarily Inaccessible - Forever?
  • Calendar

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