I was pleased to announce the establishment of Centre for Universal Design Australia Ltd at the Universal Design Conference. This is a not-for-profit organisation with the aim of furthering the cause of universal design across Australia.
Now we need supporters to show we have a strong following when it comes to seeking seed funding, and later, funding for projects. There are several ways you can show your support:
- You can become a member for $25 annual fee
- Like the UDAustralia Facebook page and posts and share
- Follow us on Twitter @UDAustralia and re-tweet
- Follow me on LinkedIn and share with your network
- Sign up to this website’s newsletter and share
A reminder that a call for expressions of interest for director positions is still open until 12 September 2016. We have three directors as required to become a legal entity leaving five remaining director positions. A passion for universal design is a must, and some time to contribute. All positions are entirely voluntary – we have no money for expenses as yet. You can download the expression of interest document which provides a lot more information.
This website will continue with voluntary effort until such time as we can gain funding to support it. I am pleased to say that in the 18 months this site has received more than 20,000 hits, has 120 newsletter subscribers, and more than 450 posts.
Jane Bringolf, Website Editor and Director of Centre for Universal Design Australia