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Fully Accessible

Under the SDA, Fully Accessible housing is designed to assist peopel with significant physical impairment through the provision of a high level of physical access features.  A person with significant physical impairment experiences an extreme or complete loss of the ability to perform one or more self-care or self-management functions. This can include mobility, eating, toileting or managing their behaviour. People with significant physical impairment can also only perform the activity in a limited capacity, even with home modifications and when using assistive technology.

Requirements

To be classified as SDA Fully Accessible housing a dwelling must include:

  • A minimum standard of Livable Housing Australia ‘Platinum’ Level
  • External doors and private outdoor areas that are wheelchair accessible
  • Bathroom fixtures (including vanity and basin) that can be accessed when sitting and standing
  • Power supply located near doors, windows and blinds for retrofit of automation if necessary
  • Where appropriate, the kitchen sink, bench, cooktop and other key appliances including the oven, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine and dryer should be accessible from a seated or standing position.

Funding for Fully Accessible SDA is available on new builds and existing stock. For compliance, all SDA dwellings must be designed and maintained to a standard that is consistent with the surrounding properties and neighbourhood, must recognise the importance of outdoor areas and must be built on land that is an adequate size for the number of residents.

Fully Accessible Checklist

Download the Free SDA Consulting Checklists

Specialist Disability Accommodation Assessment - Fully Accessible

To ensure each and every home exceeds the Minimum Design Requirements and meets the intent of Specialist Disability Accommodation under the NDIS, we have developed our own assessment checklists to assist with the design process. We want to ensure all homes are designed to meet the individual needs of residents and promote an inclusive and supportive environment which enables participation and opportunity.  Follow the link to our Fully Accessible Design Checklist.

Specialist Disability Accommodation Fully Accessible