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02 August 2021

Education Buildings & ‘Educational Facilities Standards and Guidelines’ (EFSG)

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Accessible Events Planning and Compliance

Planning for an accessible event not only allows people with an accessibility need to fully participate, it also improves the experience for all everyone. This includes families, carers, the elderly, parents with prams, children, staff, and participants.

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Hearing Augmentation and Accessibility

Hearing loss is very common and can be the result of many causes. Some instances are caused by disease, hereditary factors, accidents such as head injuries, or exposure to loud noise. However, the most common reason for hearing loss is the natural ageing process.

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Imperfections and interpretations

Access consultants primarily use two legal documents to assess whether or not a building or space complies with the requirements for people with a disability: the NCC (or Building Code of Australia) and the Australian Standard AS1428 suite of documents.

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Designing housing with seniors and people with a disability in mind

At MGAC, we believe that all older people and those living with a disability should have access to well-designed and accessible housing. With this in mind, we are always mindful to guide our clients to work within the requirements laid out in the State Environmental Planning Policy (SEPP) Seniors Living.

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Destination unknown: control systems for vertical transport

MGAC Access Consultant Sam Dikstein takes a closer look at the history and benefits of destination control, and how it can be further improved for the modern era using the tenets of universal design.

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Understanding construction tolerances and design features throughout a project

Foreseeing every potential construction or design issue throughout a project’s life cycle can be challenging. If unexpected issues do arise, they can have an adverse impact on the delivery of a project.

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