Access Solutions National Pty Ltd (ASN) is an Accredited Disability Access Consultants firm that is an industry leader in providing advice specific to the National Construction Codes (NCC) also know as the Building Codes of Australia (BCA) and referenced Australian Standards. The main Australian Standard that relates to the Disability Access Provisions is AS1428.1 - 2009. We specialise in all areas of disability access and work closely with designers and organisations to ensure people with disability can make use of the built environment. We have extensive experience in the development of creative and innovative concepts that create accessible opportunities, whilst providing accurate and up-to-date information that facilitates an inclusive mindset. We believe in increasing the number of accessible opportunities for people with disability is a basic human right.
Founded in July of 2004 by Dale Sheppard. ASN is an accredited consultant with extensive experience to draw upon for difficult situations whilst remaining flexible and reasonable in the application of mandatory minimum requirements.
We work with single operators through to some of Australia's iconic corporate organisations (including international consulate projects) and will consider any sized project. We have a vast array of services and welcome the opportunity to work with and within any and all industries. If we could be a assistance please feel free to contact us.
The best way to ensure your building project meets the minimum requirements is to engage ASN - Please forward your fee request and we'll provide a quote within 24hrs.
All of our access consulting services require a signed quote acceptance prior to the commencement of any works. We will also provide within our quotes selectable timeframes, ensuring deadlines are not hindered.
In a fast-paced changing world, it is essential to stay informed. Our ASN Disability Access Blog is a perfect resource to assist in staying up to date with the latest requirements, concepts, provisions, and technologies that increase the access for people with disability.
We welcome topic suggestions and comments - contact us with suggestions and we will get a post up as soon as possible.
Do I need to provide Ambulant Toilets?
Ambulant Not Ambient Toilets The following advice is in regard to understanding the requirements for the provision of ambulant sanitary facilities within proposed building works and existing buildings. This commentary is based on the requirements fro ..
May 21, 2019
Why Luminance Contrast on TGSI’s is Important
Can you see the hazard? Hazard TGSI’s have two (2) main roles. andWarn about hazards, and Provide information about direction. As seen in the above photo – this hazard TGSI, blends into the decking and this makes the TGSI really difficul ..
April 24, 2019
Screen Reader – iPhone iOS
As part of a project we have been working on we were asked to investigate screen readers functionalities and iterations with QR Codes. The basic concept was to provide an alternative form of information delivery to convey information plotted on a map ..
April 23, 2018
New & Affected Parts – Existing Buildings
New Part & Affected Part – Existing Buildings Access Solutions National Pty. Ltd. (ASN) are often asked to provide clarification relating to the ‘New Part and Affected Part’ requirements of the Access to Premises Standards. The below ..
October 7, 2016
Splayed Corners on Paths of Travel
AS1428.1 – 2009 requires turning circulation spaces on continuous accessible paths of travel. For a 60 – 90 degree turn the required turning circulation space is 1500 x 1500mm. This can create difficult situations, especially within build ..
Disability Standards for Public Transport – DSAPT
It only seems like yesterday that the Disability Standards for Accessible Public Transport – DSAPT was introduced. We are now just around the corner from the next set of review milestones. By the end of December 2017 Public Transport providers ..
August 19, 2016
Are Accessible Toilets Absolutely Required?
The following commentary is in regards to understanding the requirements for the provision of accessible unisex sanitary facilities within proposed building works and existing buildings. This commentary is based on the requirements from the National ..