This one day course provides participants with an understanding of the wide range of universal access requirements related to Playgrounds and Outdoor Recreation Areas, that must be considered in planning, design, development, maintenance and upgrade of these spaces and facilities. The course includes:
- An overview of universal access and design principles
- An overview of relevant legislation, Australian Standards and relevant guidelines
- An overview of universal access issues – What’s and Why’s
- Practical perspectives relating to universal access barriers and solutions
- Universal Access Guidelines for Playgrounds and Outdoor Recreation Areas
Utilising a variety of learning techniques, the course focuses on the wide range of challenges that are experienced by people with various access issues in utilising Playgrounds and Outdoor Recreation Areas. This includes mobility, vision, hearing, intellectual and cognitive issues. In addition the challenges faced by all users of playgrounds and outdoor recreation areas are discussed and solutions identified.
The course also provides a practical framework for understanding relevant legislative requirements including the Disability Discrimination Act 1992, the Disability (Access to Premises – Buildings) Standards 2010 and the Australian Standards for Access and Mobility, as well as ‘best practice’ universal access guidelines.
The course identifies the key universal access elements to consider in Playgrounds and Outdoor Recreation Areas with an emphasis on universal access solutions. All of the important universal access considerations relating to these key elements are explored. 1 day course, 9am to 4.30pm.
Locations and Dates:
- Melbourne: 2 September 2019, 369 Royal Parade Parkville
- Sydney: 21 October 2019, 207 Kent Street
- Brisbane: 28 October 2019, 66 Ernest Street, South Brisbane
Alternatively download the registration form and return via email.