• COTA NSW has pleasure in inviting you to the Australian Universal Design Conference to be held at the Sydney Town Hall on 30 – 31st August 2016.

    The overall theme is “From the Margins to the Mainstream” and the topics being considered are:

    Topics to be addressed, but not limited to, are issues, experiences, and best practice related to the following:

    • arts, arts spaces
    • built environment
    • culture
    • education
    • events
    • experiences
    • government and public services
    • housing
    • methods
    • parks and open spaces
    • planning
    • policy development
    • products
    • public areas
    • recreation and leisure
    • research
    • social networks
    • spaces
    • sport
    • technology
    • tourism and visitor destinations
    • transportation
    • urban planning
    • user involvement
    • virtual environments
    • wayfinding
    • working life
    • other not listed above

    Conference Format

     The conference will include platform presentations, plenary sessions, poster presentations, and trade displays.

    Who should present?
    We encourage anyone with experience and knowledge to share about universal design, inclusive design, and liveability is invited to submit a 300 word outline of their presentation.  It is expected that presenters and participants will come from a diversity of backgrounds including, but not limited to:

    • Local government
    • Architecture and building design
    • Interior design
    • Planning
    • Urban design
    • Regulatory bodies
    • Home modification services
    • Advocacy organisations
    • Community service organisations

    Submissions are due Friday 26th February 2016. Any questions please contact Jane Bringolf, jane.bringolf@cotansw.com.au.

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