Changing Places Technical Advisory Team
The Australian version of Changing Places toilets were designed by a hardworking team of volunteer Access Consultants in consultation with a range of stakeholders and Changing Places users. A huge thanks to these tireless individuals who also review all applications for accreditation and provide invaluable technical expertise.
Equal Access Ltd
Disability Access Consultants
Phone: 03 9001 5805 www.disabilityaccessconsultants.com.au
Bruce has over 25 years experience in disability access, architectural design, documentation & project management. He formed Equal Access Pty Ltd in 2006 in response to a growing recognition, that whilst businesses were being urged to respond to their obligations under the Disability Discrimination Act, the majority of assistance available was focused almost entirely upon the needs of the individual with a disability without an understanding of the impacts and practicalities for building owners, managers and consultants. Bruce also specialises in evacuation procedures and policy for people with a disability and is a sitting member of the Fire Protection Association Australia, technical and advisory committee TAC17 for emergency workplace evacuation.
Lee Wilson has over 28 years experience in a number of areas associated with the building industry. Lee has worked in construction, military, facility/property management and has several years experience in building compliance, both in the private sector and in local government. Over this time Lee has developed advanced skills in project management and in OHS/Building Code compliance. Lee has post-graduate fire engineering qualifications to assess performance based alternative solutions in building approvals.
Architecture and Access
Disability Access Consultants
Phone: 03 8383 6688 www.architectureandaccess.com.au
Francesca Davenport is an architect and an accredited member of the Association of Consultants in Access, Australia.She was Chair of the National Access Work Group of the Australian Institute of Architects from 2004 to 2014. In May 2015 Francesca joined the team at Architecture & Access after leading Health Science Planning Consultants Disability Access Consultancy for over 11 years.
Helen is an access consultant, accredited with the Association of Consultants in Access, Australia and a registered Occupational Therapist with over 14 years experience in the area of building access, design and modification. Helen previously worked with Scope where she had the opportunity to work closely with people with high support needs and the people who support them. It was here that Helen developed the specialist skills of understanding how people, space and technical equipment, including hoists and change tables, all need to work together to provide a change facility that meets everyone’s needs with dignity and in safety.
Chris is a highly qualified architect and professional access consultant with over 30 years experience as a company director providing services to the construction industry in Australia. At Architecture & Access, he is a specialist in accessible design and respected consultant to private, public and commercial projects producing built environments accessible to people with disability.