Having previously worked in the disability, aged care and rehabilitation sectors, Aja now draws on this experience to inform her work and achieve building access solutions. She offers reports and advice on the relevant legislative compliance issues surrounding projects such as schools, community facilities, offices, commercial premises, residential apartment buildings, seniors living developments and health facilities, and works closely with clients during the building design phase.
As a practising Diversional Therapist since 2003, including employment with Newcastle based disability services, aged care providers and NSW Health, Aja has a comprehensive understanding of the accessibility needs of people with a disability. She holds a Bachelor of Applied Science (Therapeutic Recreation), is an accredited member of the Association of Consultants in Access, Australia and is an academic affiliate member of Diversional and Recreational Therapy Australia. With further study she is now a registered assessor for Livable Housing Australia and a qualified trainer and assessor.
Aja develops alternative building solutions and provides advice on access action and management plans for projects to achieve suitable access in their specific situations. She also offers training in accessibility legislation and disability awareness for the building industry.
With a background in occupational therapy and experience working in the community health and aged care sectors, Wendy joined BCA Access Solutions in 2015 and has quickly become proficient in the technical aspects of access consulting. Working closely with clients and other members of the BCA Access Solutions team, she reviews plans, inspects buildings, prepares reports and provides advice on access for people with a disability.
After qualifying as an Occupational Therapist in 2008, Wendy held positions in the Upper Hunter of NSW and in Sydney, including employment with NSW Health and an aged care provider. Wendy has an understanding of the accessibility needs of people with a disability based on her work with people of all ages ranging from children to older adults including those who have a physical disability or mental health condition. Since joining BCA Access Solutions, she has completed further study to obtain a Certificate IV in Access Consulting. She holds a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy and is an associate member of the Association of Consultants in Access, Australia.
Types of projects which Wendy has worked on to date include childcare centres, residential apartment buildings, retail/commercial premises, offices, schools, aged care facilities and community service buildings.