AUST – Hendry advise that the Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB), in partnership with the Australian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) is presenting a webcast on the Disability (Access to Premises – Buildings) Standards (Premises Standards) under the Disability Discrimination Act. The webcast, which is based on the 2010 awareness seminars delivered in all capital cities by the AHRC and ABCB, provides an overview on the ways in which the Premises Standards and corresponding changes to the Building Code of Australia (BCA) will achieve consistency between building law and the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA).

The webcast covers:

  • The objectives behind the Premises Standards
  • Who is responsible for complying with the Premises Standards
  • Main features of the Premises Standards including exceptions and concessions
  • Areas of buildings and levels of access required.

The webcast can be accessed from the ABCB website here.