Access Insight - Autumn 2021
David and Goliath battle for Inclusion
For almost four and half years, a David and Goliath battle has been fought through the legal system, from Tasmania’s Anti-Discrimination Tribunal to the Supreme Court to the Full Court of the Supreme Court and now the High Court of Australia.
Workshop: Can co-design improve the universal design of public built environments?
If so, you are invited to participate in a research project that aims to better understand how people with lived experience of disability can participate in co-design processes to improve the universal design of Australian public built environments.
If you choose to participate in this project you will be invited to take part in a 1.5-hour online workshop to discuss your perceptions and experiences relating to co-design and universal design and how these can be applied.
Expressions of Interest Close: Friday 4 June 2021
This project is being conducted as part of a part of a broader PhD project by Valerie Watchorn and has been approved by Deakin University Ethics Committee (Project ID: 2019-023).
If you would like to find out more or express your interest in participating in this project, please contact:
Valerie Watchorn (PhD Candidate) Prof Richard Tucker (Principal Researcher)
03 5227 8069 03 5227 8308
Click to download brochure: Deakin University Co-design Workshop
Consultation open: Building Manuals - A response to the Building Confidence Report
A discussion paper is now open for public comment. Responses to questions in the discussion paper are welcomed until 11:59PM AEST Monday 17 May 2021.
Getting imaginative with Continuous Professional Development (CPD)
ACAA advises members as of 10 February 2021 the suspension of the compulsory Continuous Professional Development (CPD) point requirements ended. Accredited and Associate members are now expected to fully participate in the CPD Program.
Access Insight - Summer 2021
Invitation to participate in a government research project about Motorized Mobility Devices (electric wheelchairs and mobility scooters)
The University of Wollongong and Assistive Technology Suppliers Australia (ATSA) are collaborating on a project that aims to improve outcomes for people who use MMDs.