The next universal design conference (hosted by Association of Consultants in Access Australia – ACAA) is coming up on 7-9 October in Melbourne. Here is a reminder of one of the presentations from the 2014 conference in Sydney.
The House that Chris Built: Chris Nicholls discusses the design and construction of his family home from the perspective of a wheelchair user. He outlines some of the problems with applying standards such as AS1428 in homes and explains why some design features, which are often referred to as disability features, are not necessarily needed by every wheelchair user or person with a disability. He also explains which features were important and why. The slideshow presentation has many instructive photographs. You can also download the transcript of his presentation: