Guide opens door to sports accessibility


Sport and Recreation Victoria has launched a new web portal to aid architects, designers and project managers to build better public places.

The Design for Everyone Guide was unveiled by Minister for Sport, John Eren, who said it would help builders and planners develop public spaces such as pools and stadiums that were accessible to everyone.

Universal Design (UD) is an approach to design that increases the potential for developing a better quality of life for a wide range of individuals. It is a design process that enables and empowers a diverse population by improving human performance, health and wellness, and social participation (Steinfeld and Maisel, 2012). It creates products, systems, and environments to be as usable as possible by as many people as possible regardless of age, ability or situation.