Guide to designing accessible public buildings
A guide to designing accessible public buildings has been released
The Buildings for Everyone guide is particularly relevant for those who own, design, build and manage public facilities. It describes the building user experience for people with a wide range of physical, sensory and cognitive capabilities and shows practical approaches to the design, construction and management of public buildings to meet their needs.
Importantly, the guide provides some help to understanding the requirements of the Building Code relating to accessibility. MBIE and Barrier Free, a national charity, developed the guide in consultation with the disability sector.
The 11 sections in the guide illustrate how design decisions can improve accessibility and enhance user experience.