The Association of Consultants in Access Australia (ACAA) Inc. is hosting the ACCESS 2019 conference and exhibition at the Crystal Palace, Luna Park, Sydney 14-16 August 2019.
ACAA is inviting you to join us as a conference sponsor &/or trade exhibitor to showcase your business to delegates. This is a unique opportunity to promote your goods and services, seek valuable product development feedback, learn and help to develop Australian Standards and much more at a fabulous location.

Please download the ACCESS 2019 Sponsorship Prospectus
Please download the ACCESS 2019 Exhibitor Prospectus

For further information contact: Tannia Garces - Exhibition and Sponsorship Sales, Interpoint Events on 0476 386 813 or

The HOME Research Hub at Deakin University is seeking people to participate in an upcoming research study around Accessibility and Inclusion in Geelong. The project aims to create a well-designed city that it can be accessed, understood and used by all people regardless of their age, size, ability or disability.

Click link for an Access and Inclusive Geelong Study Flyer

The research team is inviting individual participants – with lived experience or expertise in accessibility and inclusion – in one (1) of a series of three (3) themed workshops to be held during:

  • 11 April 2019 (Built Environment)
  • 7 May 2019 (Community Infrastructure)
  • 9 May 2019 (Employment and Economic Participation)

These workshops use the STICK-E method of consultation, where participants collaborate to define issues that affect them, and come up with actions that the research team will test for feasibility. STICK-E is an innovative method of systems thinking that puts participants in driver’s seat, helping them come up with achievable solutions to complex problems.

Each workshop will focus on one of three (3) specific topics, with three (3) research questions:

  1. What are the key issues that need to be addressed in relation to built form to make Geelong a World Class accessible and inclusive city within the next 5 years?
  2. What are the key issues that need to be addressed in relation to community infrastructure to make Geelong a World Class accessible and inclusive city within the next 5 years?
  3. What are the key issues that need to be addressed in relation to employment and economic participation to make Geelong a World Class accessible and inclusive city within the next 10 years?

Each workshop will involve one (1) full day participation from 10am to 4pm and will be divided into two sequential sessions running approximately three (3) and two (2) hours each. Workshop participants will be provided with lunch and refreshments, and will be held at Deakin University Waterfront campus in Geelong.

Click link for a Plain Language Statement and Consent Form Participants
Click link for a Plain Language State and Consent Form Organisations

Please read through this document to help you make your decision about whether or not you would like to attend the workshops. There are a range of options available if you require assistance.

You will not be negatively affected if you choose not to participate and you may choose to withdraw at any time without any negative consequences.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact:

A/Prof. Richard Tucker 
(03) 5227 8308
1 Gheringhap St, Geelong VIC 3220

Dr. David Kelly
(03) 5227 8704
1 Gheringhap St, Geelong VIC 3220


HOME Research Hub | School of Architecture and Built Environment

Fifty-two year Anniversary – “Miyake’s tactile blocks were first introduced on a street near the Okayama School for the Blind in Okayama City, Japan on the 18th March 1967. Their use gradually spread before they and sound guides were made mandatory in the Japanese National Railways a decade later. Since then, tactile paving is now used around the world….” Refer to Google Doodles Archive for more information.

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The next ACAA national conference will be held at Luna Park, Sydney from the 14th to the 16th of August, 2019. 

Mark the dates in your diary now so you can join ACAA on the beautiful foreshores of Sydney Harbour to catch up on all the latest news and information about accessibility in the built environment and network with your colleagues and friends.

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