Farah Madon

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Farah Madon

BARCH, RAIA, ACAA, LHA

Director Vista Access Architects


Architect, ACAA Accredited Access Consultant, Livable Housing and Changing Places Assessor,            NDIS SDA Consultant

 

LHD Assessor Logo CMYK copyChanging Places Registered   FM COY2   Finalist Award winning App

'LRV Contrast' App developed by Farah Madon 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 category by the Australian Centre for Accessibility.          Free download of 'LRV Contrast' App is available on the AppStore and GooglePlay.

 

 

 

Professional Affiliations:

  • Accredited member of the Association of Consultants in Access Australia (ACAA). Membership no 281
  • Architect, registered with the NSW Architect's Registration Board. Registration number 6940
  • Member of Australian Institute of Architects (RAIA), A+ Practice member, Membership no 49397
  • Registered Assessor of Livable Housing Australia. Licence no 10032
  • Registered Assessor of Changing Places Australia. Registration no CP006

Farah’s Educational Profile and Qualifications include:   

  • Bachelor of Architecture Degree with Honours (B.Arch.)
  • Writing Australian Standards Course by Standards Australia
  • OHS Construction Induction Training Certificate
  • Units PRDAC401A/403A/503A & CPP40811 from Certificate IV in Access Consulting
  • Unit CPP50711 from the Diploma in Access Consulting
  • Changing Places Australia's Training for Assessors

Farah currently participates on the following key committees concerning access for people with disabilities, on an honorary basis:

  • ACAA representative on ME-064 Committee responsible for the AS4299 and AS1428 suite of Australian Standards on Access for people with disabilities.
  • Community Representative Member of the Penrith City Council's Access Committee
  • Livable Housing Australia’s Industry Reference Group (IRG) Member
  • Member of Australian Institute of Architect’s (RAIA) National Access Work Group (NAWG)
  • Management Committee member of NSW Network of Access Consultants
  • Member of the NSW Government- Everyone can Play Advisory Group 
  • Livable Housing Australia's NDIS Specialist Disability Accommodation Design Guidelines Steering Committee member

Farah has also participated previously on the following key committees concerning access for people with disabilities, on an honorary basis:

  • Management Committee member of ACAA (Association of Consultants in Access Australia) from 2011 till November 2019 including being the immediate past Vice-President of ACAA.
  • Management Committee member of Penrith Disabilities Resource Center and Penrith Disabilities Action forum for nearly a decade till 2019
  • Convener of the ACAA’s Access related Practice and Advisory Notes

Publications:

Farah has provided input into the following publications:

Farah Madon NDIS SDA Design Standard LaunchFrom Left - Hon Stuart Robert MP, Minister for the National Disability Insurance Scheme and Farah Madon

Awards

2019 Access Inclusion Award

From Left - Farah Madon and Australian Disability Discrimination Commissioner Dr Ben Gauntlett

Farah was awarded the 2019 Access Inclusion Award for being the Access Consultant for a Specialist Disability Accomodation which demonstrated an outstanding level of Access and Inclusion.

2019 Penrith Citizen of the Year Award

Farah Citizen of the Year

From Left - Farah Madon and Mayor Fowler

Farah was awarded the 2019 Penrith Citizen of the Year award for championing accessibility equality for all on a national level and being a key voice in advocating for and representing the needs of local residents with access needs. More details HERE

2017 NSW Disability Access Inclusion Award

Access Inclusion Award
From Left - Howard Moutrie, Farah Madon and FACS Director John Bailey

Farah Madon along with colleague Howard Moutrie were named Winners of the 2017 NSW Disability Access Inclusion Award in the category of Outdoor Public Domain Space.The award was presented by the NSW Government department of Family and Community Services (FACS). 

2016 Penrith City Council Access Committee Appreciation Award

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From Left - Penrith Mayor Karen McKeown, Farah Madon and Councillor Jackie Greenow 

Farah was awarded by Penrith City Council for Valuable Contribution on the Penrith City Council's Access Committee since 2010.