Farah Madon

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Farah Madon

BARCH, RAIA, ACAA, SDA, LHA

Director

Vista Access Architects


Architect,

ACAA Accredited Access Consultant,

Livable Housing Assessor,

Changing Places Assessor and          

NDIS Accredited SDA (Specialist Disability Accommodation) Assessor

 

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Professional Affiliations:

  • Accredited member of the Association of Consultants in Access Australia (ACAA). Membership no 281
  • NDIS Accredited SDA (Specialist Disability Accommodation) Assessor Registration number SDA00001
  • 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
  • Internationally Certified Access Consultant GAATES ICAC. Membership no      BE-02-021-20
  • Registered Assessor of Changing Places Australia. Registration no CP006

 

Farah’s Educational Profile and Qualifications include:   

  • Bachelor of Architecture Degree with Honours (B.Arch.)
  • International Certification of Accessibility Consultants– Built Environment (ICAC-BE) Program, Level 2 Advanced Accessibility Consultant
  • Diploma of Access Consulting CPP50711
  • Accredited Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) Assessor's Course
  • Standards Australia's course on 'Writing Australian Standards' 
  • OHS Construction Induction Training Certificate
  • 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:

  • Member of Standards Australia Committee ME-064 (ACAA representative) which is responsible for the AS1428 suite of Australian Standards for Access for people with disabilities and AS4299 Adapable Housing.
  • Member of the Penrith City Council's Access Committee (Community Representative)
  • 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
  • Editor of Access Insight Magazine (from inception till November 2019)

 

Publications:

Farah has provided input into the following publications:

 

Farah Madon with MP Stuart Robert at the NDIS SDA Design Standard Launch[Image description: Photo of (from left) Hon Stuart Robert MP, Minister for the National Disability Insurance Scheme and Farah Madon]

Awards

2019 Access Inclusion Award

Photo of Farah Madon with Commissioner Dr Ben Gauntlett

[Image description- Photo of (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

Photo of Farah Madon accepting the 2019 Penrith Citizen award from Mayor Fowler

[Image description- Photo of (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

2019 Australian Access Awards Finalist for Educational App of the Year

Image of LRV contrast app on a phone with the Australian Access Awards Finalist 2019 for Education App badge

[Image description- Image of LRV contrast app on a phone with the Australian Access Awards Finalist 2019 for Education App badge]

'LRV Contrast' App developed by Farah Madon and BEZAPPS for calculating LRV Contrast has 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 the App is available on the AppStore and GooglePlay.

2017 NSW Disability Access Inclusion Award

Photo of Howard Moutrie, Farah Madon receiving the 2017 NSW Access Award from FACS Director John Bailey
[Image desciption- Photo of (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

Photo of Penrith Mayor Karen McKeown, Farah Madon and Councillor Jackie Greenow
[Image description- Photo of (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.