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Understanding Access and Universal Design in Parks and Outdoor Spaces

The provision of access in parks and outdoor spaces is critical in ensuring that everyone  can move through, participate in and enjoy all the opportunities these spaces offer. These areas include, streetscapes, playgrounds, parks and aquatic areas as well as a wide range of other outdoor recreation settings.

This 3 hour workshop provides an overview of the principles of universal design as they relate to parks and outdoor spaces, as well as the key issues to consider in planning, designing, reviewing, managing or maintaining parks and outdoor spaces to support access for everyone.

Issues addressed include those experienced by people with disabilities and older adults as well as others with access challenges, such as users of wheelchairs, scooters and prams. In addition, with more grandparents taking on childcare roles, access issues relating to Baby Boomers and older adults are also explored. 

Key elements of the workshop include:

Overview of universal design principles
Overview of a wide range of access considerations
Overview of relevant State and Federal legislation and Standards
Identification of key access barriers and solutions.

Comprehensive Access Guidelines for Parks and Outdoor Spaces are provided to each student. 

Note: you can book via more traditional methods by downloading the Registration Form (word | pdf) and sending back via fax or email.

Training is available at following locations and dates

Sydney, NSW20 Mar 2017$2501pm - 4pmBook Now
Perth, WA16 May 2017$2501pm - 4pmBook Now