Access 101: Luminance Contrast in Buildings and Public Spaces, 5 Dec 2019, The Laneway Boardroom, Ground Floor, Thursday, 05. December 2019

The Talk:
This talk is part of the 'Building Accessibility' series for Access 101. The 75-minute hour talk (plus networking and question time) discusses the need to provide a luminance contrast between architectural features in premises.
The presentation also provides an overview of the luminance contrast requirements in buildings and public spaces.
Additionally, the Luminance Contrast Assessment Tool (LCAT) developed by Access Central (part of the Egress Group) will be used for real case studies. The LCAT is available from 
Suitable for anyone responsible for specifying architectural products, certifying designs or checking compliance.
This session is limited to 18 people only. Please note, this is not an online talk or webinar. It is being held in Scoresby, Victoria, Australia.
The Presenter:
Presented by Lee Wilson, a disability access and egress consultant in Melbourne. In early 2018 he was appointed as a volunteer Subject Matter Expert (Disability Access) by the Australian Building Codes Board. 

Lee has been actively campaigning for a universal design approach to egress for several years and published numerous articles, a guidebook and a white paper on universal design and egress concepts.
Seminar Timings:
11.15 am to 11:30 am - Arrivals, networking, introductions
11:30 am to 12:45 pm - The presentation
12:45 pm to 1.00 pm - Question time
Seminar Content:
The workshop covers the following topics:

Disability awareness
What is luminance contrast?
Other definitions, such as LRV (Luminance Reflective Value)
Why we need luminance contrast
Mandatory requirements in the BCA and Premises Standards
AS 1428.1 (2009) and AS/NZS 1428.4.1 (2009) luminance contrast references
Testing methods and equipment
Best practice recommendations
Reducing risks on projects
Getting suppliers to provide LRV information
LRV test certificates
Examples and case studies
The Luminance Contrast Assessment Tool (LCAT)
Use of the LCAT
LRV Testing
Comparing two LRVs
Comparing Multiple LRVs
An additional 15 minutes for questions

There is an onsite cafe for those needing a coffee or breakfast before the presentation.
Who should attend?
This talk is suitable for people of all backgrounds and professions working in the construction and property management. It is designed as an entry-level introduction to the concept of luminance contrast and how to comply with the minimum prescriptive requirements of the Building Code and the Premises Standards under the DDA. Additionally, best-practice concepts will be presented. The use of the free Luminance Contrast Assessment Tool will also be demonstrated.
What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?
The building is conveniently located off the Eastlink (take the BP Service Centre exit).
There are external car parking areas to the east of the building (off Lakeview Drive) and to the west (in front of the adjoining buildings, 35 and 37 Dalmore Drive). The best accessible car parking spaces are located in front of 35 and 37 Dalmore Drive. There are no undercover accessible car parking spaces.
If you are coming from the city via public transport, take the train to Glen Waverley, then catch the 753 bus to Nyadale Drive (and then it is a 2km walk to the office building though).
Is the building wheelchair accessible?
Yes, it is a newly constructed office building with all accessible entrances, passenger lift, left-hand and right-hand configuration accessible toilets. However, avoid the eastern external car parking area if you have any difficulties using a stair (as above, use the car park in front of 35 and 37 Dalmore Drive).
Where is the training room located?
The training room is on the ground floor of the Waterman Business Centre. The room is called The Laneway Boardroom. The photo below is the view as you arrive at the ground floor lobby area. If you walk down past the reception area, the training room is at the end of the internal laneway. See you there.

Does the room have hearing augmentation provided?
No, but if you would like us to organise a portable hearing loop system please let us know as we can organise this for you.
Will any videos be open captioned?
There are no videos in this presentation.
If you have any additional accessibility needs please contact our office. 
What's the refund policy?
Sorry, strictly no refunds.

Access 101: Luminance Contrast in Buildings and Public Spaces, 5 Dec 2019

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