The 3rd Australian Universal Design Conference was held in Brisbane on 4-5 September 2018. The theme was, “Home and Away: Creating inclusion everywhere”.
Download the Word document with the program chart that has the links to the presentations. Some presentations also have transcripts from the live captioning.
Abstracts for concurrent sessions including posters are available for download in Word.
Biographies for concurrent session speakers are available for download in Word.
Biographies for keynote session speakers are available for download in Word.
With more than 120 attendees, five countries present and five Australian states represented, it was a very successful Australian Universal Design Conference. The atmosphere was abuzz with like-minded colleagues catching up and new friendships forming. We were welcomed by Meaghan Scanlon, Assistant Minister for Tourism Industry Development, and Neroli Holmes, Acting Anti-Discrimination Commissioner.
Nicki Hutley (transcript) gave us the benefit of her years of research and declared that everyone benefits from inclusion both economically and socially.
Concurrent session speaker slides
Thea Kurdi from Canada – Living in Place: Who are we designing for?
Lorraine Guthrie from New Zealand – Accessibility Charter for Canterbury: Collaborating to go beyone compliance
Michael Small – Developing the conditions to support a universal design approach
Emily Steel – Universal Design in social policy: Addressing the paradox of equality
Tom Bevan – Case Study: Accessible beaches for all.
Karen Fanhauser – If it’s not universally designed you are leaving us behind.
Margaret Ward – Universal design is all new housing: calling COAG to account
Lorraine Guthrie – Accessibility Charter for Canterbury
Apeksha Gohil – Universal Design Consultation Guide for occupational therapy practitioners
Nadia Feeney – A journey in inclusive tourism: Finding and providing the right information
Chris Maclean – Everyone’s business: Inclusive tourism online learning course
Penny Galbraith – Home Coming? A story of reassurance, opportunity and hope
Jill Franz – Up and Away: Improving accessibility of airports for travellers with dementia
For more slides download the program with links.
Here are a few pictures from the event.