Design For Everyone: A Guide To Sport And Recreation Settings is a practical resource designed to provide both general and minimum technical information to assist:
- facility designers, planners and builders
- professionals within the building and allied industries including architects, landscape architects, civil engineers, product designers, access consultants and building certifiers
- designers and planners within local government authorities involved in building, town planning and landscaping
- Access for All Abilities and metropolitan and rural access officers
- managers, staff and committee members of existing recreation facilities which are being redeveloped
- personnel involved in maintenance
- public and private sector practitioners specialising in meeting the needs of people with a disability, older people and families.
Access to sport and recreation settings as a right for everyone is recognised principally through anti-discrimination legislation, planning ordinances, building codes and other Standards applying to the planning, design and development of facilities. These legal requirements ensure that sport and recreation facilities and settings are accessible for people with a disability.
The guide encourages stakeholders to make sport and recreation facilities and settings more accessible to everyone by using universal design and where possible adapting enhanced dimensions that go beyond the minimum Standards.
The purpose of the guide is not to provide comprehensive detailed technical information relating to every requirement under legislation and Standards, but to provide stakeholders with a practical resource and specific information to assist plan, design and develop sport and recreation facilities.
Links are provided throughout this guide to assist stakeholders gain further information if required. An accredited and qualified access consultant could also be engaged, where necessary to provide further advice.