How Do We Expect People with Disabilities to Evacuate?

Australian building legislation does not currently mandate an inclusive approach to the safe evacuation of buildings.

This poses a significant risk for the 20 per cent of the population with some form of disability, particularly the 10.5 per cent with a mobility disability when the options for evacuation in a multi-level building are generally limited to stairways only.

Lee Wilson, Disability access and egress consultant
Monday 18th May, 2015

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