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Universal Design Conference –
|9:15-10:00||Keynote: Debunking Myths Around Ageing and Work
Professor Philip Taylor, Federation Business School, Federation University Australia and Institute for Employment Research, University of Warwick
|10:05||Keynote: Universally Designed for Whom? Disability, the Law and Practice of Expanding the “Normal User” via videolink from Washington DC.
Associate Professor Paul Harpur, Senior Lecturer, University of Queensland
|11:00||Access and Inclusion in Public Toilets: Impacts on social and economic participation.
Katherine Webber, Consultant
Workshop – 11:00 to 12:30:
Workshop presenter: Dr Janice Rieger, Senior Lecturer, Queensland University of Technology.
|11:20||Easy English: A critical addition to Universal Design for Everyone, Everywhere, Everyday.
Cathy Basterfield, Consultant
|11:40||Australia’s slap on the wrist: United Nations recommends mandated access in all new and modified housing.
Margaret Ward, Co-Convenor Australian Network for Universal Housing Design
|12:00||Designing for All – Cross Cultural Considerations.
Geoff Barker, Principal, PM&D Architects
|12:20||Posters and visit to ATSA Expo|
Understanding the differences among Universal Design and Inclusive Design implementation: Context of Indonesian Public Library
Gunawan Tanuwidjaja, PhD Candidate and Lecturer, Queensland University of Technology.Designing Thriving Environments for Older Adults to Design Thriving Environments for All
Jenna Mikus, PhD Candidate, Queensland University of Technology
|1:40||Universal Design and Playspaces ‘from Concept to Completion’.
Evan Wilkinson, Regional Coordinator, Sport and Recreation Victoria
|2:00||Everyone Can Play; Collaboration from Commencement to Implementation.
Fiona Morrison, Director Open Space, NSW Department of Planning
Universal Design and Adaptive Technology, a discussion on the barriers to using adaptive technology and possible future design solutions from an Occupational Therapy Perspective.
User Centred Design in the Built Environment
Evaluating Support, Technology and Built Design in Housing for People with Disability and Complex Care Needs
Evaluating Universal Design of Built Environments: Stakeholder practice and perceptions
Moderator: Geoff Barker
|2:20||Universal design in local government: participatory action research findings.
Adam Johnson, Edith Cowan University
|3:30||Plenary panel session (TBA)|