Questions that get asked about disability access requirements the most.
Q. Can I get a dispensation for disability access?
A.This is a very common question that is usually asked due to challenging building situations where achieving full disability access is difficult.
Q. What legislation is applicable for disability access?
A.The overarching legislation that stipulates that people with disability have the right to access the built environment is the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA). Further to this is the National Construction Codes (NCC), formerly the Building Codes of Australia (BCA), that stipulates the requirements for disability access for buildings. The section that predominately addresses disability access is Part D3. Accessible toilet provisions are within F2.4.
The next tier of legislative requirements for disability access is the Australian Standards – Mainly the AS1428 suite. ASN has provided further information on the disability access legislation at the following page: https://www.asnpl.com.au/legislation/