Grand and Accessible Designs: Inspiration for Accessible Homes

Popular UK television show, Grand Designs recently introduced viewers to the amazing potential of accessible design. The program hosted by Kevin McCloud doesn’t usually focus on things like accessible and inclusive design. However, on one particular video from the Grand Designs Facebook page, you can see McCloud talking to a homeowner in a wheelchair about

Accessible Tourism: Where to Find Out More

If you’re interested in learning more about the concept of designing for accessibility, then there are plenty of resources out there to help. For instance, the Tourism Australia website offers a directory on “Accessible Tourism” that provides a brief description of what accessible tourism means, followed by a selection of useful resources that you can

Designing for Dementia: Creating the Perfect Environment

There are steps that caretakers and hospitals can take to make the care environment more appealing to people with dementia. Along with appropriate patient care from people who understand their condition, patients with Dementia can also benefit from access to certain design factors that make them feel protected and relaxed. Building a Suitable Environment for

How to Constantly Monitor Seniors without Compromising on Privacy

People with mobility issues, seniors with poor eyesight and those with conditions like Alzheimer’s and Dementia need a high level of constant care and support. For these people, getting out of bed at night, or moving around a room during the day, can be a complicated process with a high risk of falls and injury.

Do Our Aged Care Residents Require CCTV Monitoring?

The health minister of South Australia recently announced that the state government is exploring opportunities to work with technology providers on a strategy for monitoring patients in aged care facilities. If the government successfully finds a technology company to work with,¬†they’ll be able to start monitoring individuals in senior care facilities through CCTV surveillance. According

Why Longer Lives Are a Reason to Innovate, Not Celebrate

It’s time for a significant change in our thinking when it comes to things like health, care and housing. People are living longer, and older individuals are increasing in quantity around the world. This means that we need to think carefully about how we can reduce the health inequality that exists around the world and

Inclusion of All in Everyday Australian Public Life

Public life shouldn’t be something that’s reserved exclusively for the healthy, abled or young. Everyone needs to navigate the environment that they live indifferently, and we all have different challenges and abilities to consider as we age. There’s a huge global population of people with auditory, physical, and visual disabilities to consider, as well as

Public Toilet Design Principles

Bathrooms are one of the most important public resources in any environment, but they’re also frequently overlooked by people who fail to consider the needs of those with accessibility issues. Each toilet needs to be different to respond to the local needs and context of the environment. With that in mind, it’s not easy to

Universal Design Policy Statement 2017

Hobsons Bay Council is dedicated to delivering an excellent quality of life for the people, both now and in the years to come. The company work hard to create a connected, clean and accessible environment, which values the diversity of its resident, protects the environment, and encourages an overwhelming sense of community. With opportunities around