Universal Design by definition is “the design of buildings, products or environments to make them accessible to all people, regardless of age, disability or other factors”. Flexibility and universal design principles are essential in our bathrooms, and the introduction of the versatile ProfiloSmart system breaks through the design barrier like few systems have done before.
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
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
Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) Frequently Asked Questions – What Types of Buildings Can be Used for SDA? Apartments, which are self-contained units occupying only part of a larger residential building. Apartments are typically classified as Building Class 2 under the Building Code of Australia. Duplexes, villas and townhouses, which are separate but semi-attached properties within