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Feedback from OTs wanted for Draft Building Access Standard


The Australian Standard 1428 “Design for access and mobility Part 1:  General requirements for access – New building work” is currently under review by Standards Australia and a new draft standard has been released for public consultation. 

This is an issue of vital importance to occupational therapists.

Due to the fact that all special interest group activities occur at a state level, OT AUSTRALIA National does not have any special interest groups relating to profession–specific activities under the National Framework for Professional Excellence.  Consequently, OT AUSTRALIA National does not have the facility to promptly consult with members who practice in specialty areas on national issues of this kind at short notice.  As you are aware, this issue is being addressed by the Database Review Project.  Regardless, as stated, this is an issue of national importance across the profession. 


Robyn Thompson is an occupational therapist who is representing OT AUSTRALIA in the review of this standard.  Robyn has a network of occupational therapy colleagues but is keen to ensure that the widest possible audience of interested OTs may have their input. 


Please forward your comments to National Office at . by 5pm Friday 17th July 2009 to enable them to be forwarded to Robyn.


Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.


Thank you for your assistance. 


Kind Regards,


Chris Kennedy

Senior Policy Advisor



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