Access Australia programs and strategies are based on the Process of Access.
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 of travel.