Disability Access Consultants


Creative Solutions to Increase Access

Ensuring Disability Access Compliance ----------------- It's Mandatory Not Optional

Our values and core focus is to ensure that all environments are as accessible as possible for all people. We are well known for our creative and wholistic approach to increasing accessibility, meeting legislative requirements and maintaining a honest professionalism.

About Us

ASN is an industry leader in providing advice and consultation services relating to Disability Access and Inclusion. Our Disability Access Consultants are experienced and qualified as well as Accredited Members of the Association of Consultants in Access Australia Inc (ACAA). This ensures we provide accurate and up-to-date advice and recommendations to meet the requirements of the National Construction Code (NCC) and the referenced Australian Standards – Namely the AS1428 suite to ensure accessible opportunities exist for people with disability.

Access Solutions National Pty Ltd was founded in 2002 to assist organisations such as, Federal, State and Local Governments, Corporations, Building Surveyors, Business owners and operators, peak agencies and many more clients to navigate the complex Disability Discrimination Act, Building Code of Australia & Australian Standards. We’re here to assist and ensure that the minimum requirements for disability access to and within the built environment are provided which creates accessible and inclusive opportunities for all people.

What Drives our Business ?

OUR VALUES: Integrity, Innovation & Excellence !!!

Why Engage ASN ?

Do it once - do it right

By engaging ASN at an early stage in projects it ensures there's little redoing of work. Often when clients come to us there's already issues that need to be re-documented. Avoid this and contact us.

Qualified & Experienced

ASN access consultants are extremely experienced within the disability and building industries. Dale Sheppard (Director) has lived experience of disability for over 20years as well as academic qualifications.


Our three (3) core values drive ASN's professionalism. We pride ourselves on honesty and quality assurance. Value 1: Integrity - Act Ethically, Honestly & with Fairness. We also ensure confidentiality for our clients.

cost effective

For a number of years, ASN undertakes industry research to position and ensure value for money for each service and project that ASN delivers on. By utilising technology and creativity we are able to be cost effective.

Recent Blog Posts

Our blog is a great resource for keeping up to date. We try to cover a variety of topics and often include advice and recommendations that will assist readers in gaining a better understanding of the issues related to disability access and compliance.

Disabled Doorways

Doorway Circulation Spaces

Most people assume that the only crucial circulation requirement for doorways is the doorway width – or also known as the clear opening width. In

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Key Services

We provide both onsite & desktop disability access audits. Access audits provide a comprehensive report and we work along side governments, design teams, owners, companies etc.

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A performance solution report is where a deemed to satisfy provision is not met and an alternative building solution is proposed. The performance solution report is to articulate how the building solution is equal to or greater than that of the minimum requirement.

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More and more requests are being made of product suppliers to provide a disability access compliance certification. ASN specialises in these certifications for suitability and usability of mainstream products for people with disability.

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A luminance contrast test is a calculation between two (2) surfaces Light Reflectance Values (LRV’s). This determines the percentage of difference and is used to confirm compliance or deem not compliant.

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When is it best to engage ASN? As early as is possible. This is usually at the design phase of a project. ASN can assist by providing advice direction so that in the future stages there has already been a number of common mistakes avoided.

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