Jason Strawbridge (picture using rainbow colour Braille)

Jason Strawbridge

Strawbridge Accessibility was established to provide independent and professional accessibility services to the public and private sectors.

My background is in architectural design but I have worked over 14 years solely within the building design, compliance and education fields, specialising in access and facilities for persons with disabilities for both new build and upgrade/alteration projects.

Between 2012-2017 I was active with the rebuild design works and key anchor projects in Canterbury. This involved working with the Council, design teams, and developers to ensure that code compliance for accessibility was achieved and to advise on opportunities for best practice accessibility where it would be cost neutral to do so.

Buildings should be designed for people, and providing accessibility is not just a ‘nice to have’ its a legislative requirement for many buildings to which the public may have access. Getting accessibility provisions it right first time is more cost effective and will usually have a more aesthetically pleasing result.

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EXPERIENCE

My experience covers a diverse range of buildings including:

  • Heritage & historic buildings

  • War memorials

  • Banks

  • Office blocks & retail spaces

  • Cafe & restaurants

  • Government buildings

  • Schools and education

  • Railway stations & transport interchanges

  • Town halls & community centres

  • Religious buildings

  • Museums & art galleries

  • Hotels, motels and other accommodation

  • Pack houses & cool stores

  • Public pools & recreational buildings/facilities

  • Retirement villages

  • Hospitals & medical centres

  • International level event & convention centres

  • Circuses

  • Factories & industrial

And public realm elements including:

  • Civic areas

  • Streetscapes & pedestrian routes

  • Botanical gardens

  • Parks/Reserves

  • Bush tracks

 

VISION

My vision is that one day the built environment of New Zealand will be free of its current barriers to participation and therefore can be accessible for everyone regardless of ability.

 

COMPANY DETAILS

Strawbridge Accessibility Limited (SAL) is a registered limited liability company that was incorporated on 12 April 2012 and is 100% NZ owned and operated. SAL is insured with Lumley General Insurance for its scope of training and consultancy work.