Access Australia programs and strategies are based on the Process
The Process of Access was initiated by Access Australia director
Michael Fox and formed a key element in development of access
strategies and programs for the Sydney 2000 Olympic and Paralympic
Games. The Process of Access is based on extensive stakeholder
consultations and discussions involving people with a range of
disabilities – and recognises the essential and sequential
links between accessible information, transportation, public domains,
services, and the built environment.
A consistent and effective Process of Access provides equitable
opportunities and outcomes – including education, employment
and social inclusion.
Michael Fox convened the 2004 to 2006 UN CRPD Accessibility Working
Group – and the Process of Access is reflected in the structure
of CRPD Article 9.
Accordingly Access Australia provides holistic advice and recommendations
– within the context of the Process of Access.
The Process of Access is consistent with Article 9 of the CRPD
and the APS / AS1428.1 definition of a continuous accessible path