Universal Design as a Public Good: can it deliver?

A picture of Ger Craddock speaking at the Australian Universal Design Conference 2014
Dr Ger Craddock, Chief Officer, Centre for Excellence in Universal Design (Ireland)

This is a transcript from the live captioning of Ger Craddock’s first keynote presentation at the Australian Universal Design Conference. The transcript includes questions from the audience

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Synopsis:  Dr Craddock’s presentation covers the importance of using consistent terminology when discussing and researching aspects of universal design and supports the use of the term “universal design” as defined in the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. Also essential to the ongoing success of universal design is finding champions within government and industry. Continue reading Universal Design as a Public Good: can it deliver?

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Final Panel Session: Where to from here?

UD-logo-200x200This is an edited transcript of the final panel session at the Australian Universal Design Conference 2014. 

Dr Ger Craddock, The Hon Susan Ryan AO, Ms Joe Manton, and Mr Richard Hawkins discuss the need for a centre for universal design in Australia. It includes audience questions. 

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Ger Craddock’s presentation of the UD Centre in Ireland

A picture of Ger Craddock speaking at the Australian Universal Design Conference 2014
Dr Ger Craddock, Chief Officer, Centre for Excellence in Universal Design (Ireland)

Embracing the whole mosaic that forms society, Ireland’s story 

This is an edited transcript from the live captioning of Dr Ger Craddock‘s keynote presentation made on the second day of the Australian Universal Design Conference held at the Sydney Town Hall in August 2104. He explains how the Centre for Excellence in Universal Design was set up in 2007 and the progress made to date.  He showcases how a dedicated centre can promote the principles, provide information and educational guidance, develop appropriate standards and be a driving force for inclusion.  

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Dr Ger Craddock speaking at the Australian UD Conference in 2014 showing the live captioning screen
Dr Ger Craddock showing the live captioning screen

Synopsis:  Dr Craddock outlines some of the challenges and successes of the Centre for Excellence in Universal Design in Ireland. He explains the establishment of the Centre and its position within the government framework. He highlights the work they have carried out since its inception seven years ago and some of the key documents that have helped inform their work. Much of the Centre’s work has been engaging with stakeholders to develop many standards and guidelines, promotional material, educational packages, and award programs. Continue reading Ger Craddock’s presentation of the UD Centre in Ireland

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