ACAA Newsletter focuses on education

front cover of access insight magazine.The topics in this issue of Access Insight focus on educational facilities and students. “Equitable Design in Educational Architecture” covers some of the basics in designing schools. Avoiding ramps by integrating grades into landscape features, creating visual cues for students and teachers with low vision, and wayfinding enhancements are discussed. “Primary school hearing of primary importance” discusses some of the issues with open plan spaces and student group work when it comes to hearing and speech intelligibility. Is it possible that such designs work against the intent of the Disability Discrimination Act? “Tertiary Education Facilities and Access Challenges” looks at all the work going on with the extensions to university campuses and how they can better meet the requirements of students and teachers with disability. In a separate piece, the Supreme Court of Victoria’s ruling on the Owners’ Corporations is outlined. 

 

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Latest ACAA Newsletter

Front cover of the newsletterAccess Insight is the newsletter of the Association of Access Consultants Australia (ACAA). In the latest issue they have articles on designing for ageing communities by Lara Calder; designing for dementia by Paul Huxtable; and designing buildings for individuals with Autism by Shelly Dival. There is also some research on the shape and use of handrails (not grab bars) in aged care facilities by Nicole Maree Swan. You can read it online or download the PDF.

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