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15 November 2019
'LRV Contrast' App developed by Vista Access Architects and BEZAPPS for calculating LRV (Luminance Reflectance Value) Contrast has just been judged as a finalist in the 2019 Australian Access Awards for the Educational App of the year categ...
28 October 2019
Today has been an absolute career highlight day with the launch of the NDIS Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) Design Standard by the Hon Stuart Robert MP, Minister for the National Disability Insurance Scheme.Being the lead author of the NDIS...
18 August 2019
I’m delighted and honoured to be awarded the 2019 Access Inclusion Award for being the Access Consultant for a Specialist Disability Accomodation designed by Stanton Dhal Architects which demonstrated an outstanding level of Access and Inclusion.&nbs...
26 January 2019
Farah Madon was awarded the 2019 Penrith Citizen of the Year.Below are the details as presented by Penrith City Counc...
28 July 2018
Vista Access Architects were interviewed for an article "Access All Areas" by Robyn Willis of the Home magazine of the Daily Telegraph.The aim of the article was to demonstrate that desiging for disability can deliver beautify spaces One of our ...
14 October 2017
Hearing Augmentation is required where an inbuilt amplification system is proposed in the following areas: a Class 9b building like an assembly building or school; orin an auditorium, conference room, meeting room or room for judicatory purposes...
07 September 2017
Vista Access Architects receives regular inquires as to requirements for Accessible Car parking spaces for Class 3 developments such as Hotels, Motels, Group homes, Hostels etc.The number of Accessible Car parking spaces for Class 3 developments depe...
30 August 2017
Where Accessible toilets as required under the BCA (Building Code of Australia) do not meet the needs of all people with a disability, Changing Places facilities enable social inclusion for people with severe disabilities such as spinal injuries, spi...
25 August 2017
This design was based on the requirements of Council and based on Lift and Change facilities. Vista Access Architects are also qualified to provide design and certification as per Changing places AustraliaPenrith City Council is a leader in promoting...
03 May 2017
Luminance Contrast is the amount of light reflected from one surface as compared to the amount of light reflected from another surface. Australian / New Zealand Standard AS/NZ 1428.4.1-2009 requires Luminance contrast in a range of 30% to 60% based o...
03 May 2017
Handrail cross-section for stairways and ramps are required to comply with AS1428.1-2009. The Diameters of handrails are to be between 30mm-50mm and located not less than 50mm from adjacent walls with no obstructions to top 270˚ arc. Most users prefe...
23 April 2017
There are 2 types of parking spaces identified suitable for people with Disabilities by the Australian Standards. AS/NZS 2890.6-2009 (Parking facilities—Off-street parking for people with disabilities) identifies a space of length 5.4M with a width o...

Vista Access Architects Blog

15 November 2019
'LRV Contrast' App developed by Vista Access Architects and BEZAPPS for calculating LRV (Luminance Reflectance Value) Contrast has just been judged as a finalist in the 2019 Australian Access Awards for the Educational App of the year categ...
28 October 2019
Today has been an absolute career highlight day with the launch of the NDIS Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) Design Standard by the Hon Stuart Robert MP, Minister for the National Disability Insurance Scheme.Being the lead author of the NDIS...
18 August 2019
I’m delighted and honoured to be awarded the 2019 Access Inclusion Award for being the Access Consultant for a Specialist Disability Accomodation designed by Stanton Dhal Architects which demonstrated an outstanding level of Access and Inclusion.&nbs...
26 January 2019
Farah Madon was awarded the 2019 Penrith Citizen of the Year.Below are the details as presented by Penrith City Counc...
28 July 2018
Vista Access Architects were interviewed for an article "Access All Areas" by Robyn Willis of the Home magazine of the Daily Telegraph.The aim of the article was to demonstrate that desiging for disability can deliver beautify spaces One of our ...
14 October 2017
Hearing Augmentation is required where an inbuilt amplification system is proposed in the following areas: a Class 9b building like an assembly building or school; orin an auditorium, conference room, meeting room or room for judicatory purposes...
07 September 2017
Vista Access Architects receives regular inquires as to requirements for Accessible Car parking spaces for Class 3 developments such as Hotels, Motels, Group homes, Hostels etc.The number of Accessible Car parking spaces for Class 3 developments depe...
30 August 2017
Where Accessible toilets as required under the BCA (Building Code of Australia) do not meet the needs of all people with a disability, Changing Places facilities enable social inclusion for people with severe disabilities such as spinal injuries, spi...
25 August 2017
This design was based on the requirements of Council and based on Lift and Change facilities. Vista Access Architects are also qualified to provide design and certification as per Changing places AustraliaPenrith City Council is a leader in promoting...
03 May 2017
Luminance Contrast is the amount of light reflected from one surface as compared to the amount of light reflected from another surface. Australian / New Zealand Standard AS/NZ 1428.4.1-2009 requires Luminance contrast in a range of 30% to 60% based o...
03 May 2017
Handrail cross-section for stairways and ramps are required to comply with AS1428.1-2009. The Diameters of handrails are to be between 30mm-50mm and located not less than 50mm from adjacent walls with no obstructions to top 270˚ arc. Most users prefe...
23 April 2017
There are 2 types of parking spaces identified suitable for people with Disabilities by the Australian Standards. AS/NZS 2890.6-2009 (Parking facilities—Off-street parking for people with disabilities) identifies a space of length 5.4M with a width o...