Disability Access

‘Equitable, functional and individually tailored speciality design for people with disabilities’

A person may have a varying degree of an intellectual, physical, sensory, cognitive and/or psychosocial disability that may require specialist housing solutions that cater for their functional impairment or support needs. Some may have immediate needs whilst others may be preparing for future contingencies.

Disability Support Design

Disability Support Design is the process of planning a dwelling to meet the specific needs of a person with a disability or impairment and support them to maximise their potential. Accommodation for Persons With Disabilities (PWD) are usually designed to comply with the Disability (Access to Premises – Buildings) Standards 2010 and related Australian Standard AS1428 Design for access and mobility and other regulatory requirements and guidelines governing safe and equitable habitation.

Disability Design Services

Konar Architects has experience with the design of projects that meet the regulatory compliance and functional needs of those who require specialist housing solutions, including those with mild to extreme functional impairment or very high support needs. We can provide designs for accommodation under the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and the National Construction Code (NCC) Volume 1 for commercial project requirements.

National Disability Insurance Scheme

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) provides funding and services to people based on their individual needs and which may include disability support accommodation for those who require specialist housing solutions.

If you think you may be eligible for services provided under the NDIS you are encouraged to seek further assistance by referring to the information provided in the NDIS website.

Specialist Disability Accommodation

Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) refers to accommodation for people who require specialist housing solutions, including to assist with the delivery of supports that cater for their extreme functional impairment or very high support needs. This may require Complex Home Modifications (CHM) which Konar Architects can provide a design solution.

Complex Home Modifications

The scope of home modifications required can vary depending on need. Complex modification strategies can benefit from the expertise an architect can provide to optimise spatial planning, compliance with regulatory standards and where necessary, building permit applications.