Disabilities are a fact of life and can happen at any age and at any stage of life being either permanent or temporary. Reports reviewed in 2012 presented that one in five people or 4.2 million people reported having a disability in Australia. For those people with disabilities, 3.7 million had a specific limitation or restriction. People with disabilities have become integral members of the business community and require awareness, accommodation and accessibility. That is where Disability Access WA can help.
We aim to achieve better access to a wider range of public buildings and improve buildings access. We want to give individuals with disabilities opportunities to access employment, education and services to connect with the wider community.
Kelly Ford is Disability Access WA's Operational Manager and has accumulated more than 4 years experience in the field of access consulting:
"As an access consultant, my job requires me to be aware of the potential barriers that can be created in a built environment for people with a range of disabilities from inappropriate building designs. This is not just an every day 9-5 job, I am resonsible to provide obligations for equitable and dignified access. My knowledge and understanding means that I am able to answer your questions and proivide useful and practical information"
So let us work together! Send Kelly an email to get started!
At Disability Access WA, everything that we do is inspired by our three key values; commitment, knowledge & excellence:
- At Disability Access WA, we are committed to ensuring building standards and requirements are set to ensure dignified access to and use of buildings for individuals with disability.
- With Kelly's knowledge and understanding of the National Disability Standards, the Disability Access WA team are able to establish effective building compliances to improve the accessibility and safety of new and upgraded buildings.
- Disability Access WA will always strive for excellence in projects and customer service, constantly meeting expectations beyond expectation.
The Work We Do
Kelly and her growing team provide a range of clients with a personalised service which will focus on giving access to the wider community for individuals with Disabilities. We are able to assist you in the following areas:
- Provide practical and sensible accessibility design advice, including design documentation, project management and building
- Design and prepare mobility reports
- Review of design documentation for new and refurbishment buildings and their surrounds for compliance with the current access standards
- Carry out building access audits or appraisals of existing buildings to identify shortcomings against the current access standards with recommendations to achieve compliance
Disability Access WA provides design advice to:
- Building Designers
- Building Consultants
- Landscape Architects
- Property owners
- Property Managers
- Civil and Government agencies ( Federal, State & Local)
We are qualified to provide ours services to the following projects:
- Residential dwellings; villa homes, town houses, apartments
- Retirement villages, aged care housing and apartments
- Hotels and motels
- Retail shopping centres
- Commercial office buildings
- Banks and financial institutions
- Restaurants and cafes
- Industrial buildings (factories and warehouses)
- Entertainment venues and facilities
- Recreation areas and sporting facilities
- Hospitals and medical centres
- Centres for Special Needs including Autism
- Foreshore development
- Water based facilities and marinas
- Auditoriums and places of assembly
- Child care centres
- Schools, colleges, Universities and higher education facilities
- Tourist resorts
- Public buildings
- Institution projects
- Transport interchanges
- Churches, Temples, Mosques and Prayer Rooms
- Property development estate planning
- Bus stops, taxi ranks and set down areas
- Cultural Centres & Museums
- Roadway paths of travel within housing estates between dwellings for people with disabilities and the estate’s support facilities such as shopping centres and community facilities.