According to the 2009 National Disability Strategy Consultation Report, Shut Out: The Experience of People with Disabilities and their Families in Australia, 27% of the submissions noted the built environment as one of the main barriers to social inclusion faced day-to-day by people with disabilities, as well as their family and carers. Social exclusion and isolations can affect wellbeing, mentally and physically. Sonya Veronica Iskandar presents a discussion between a guest panel and the audience, focusing on inclusive design in public spaces — including community centres, libraries, restaurants — and its correlation to wellbeing.
This event is sponsored by ShawContract and supported by Swinburne University of Technology.
Sonya Veronica, Interior Designer, Artist and PhD candidate, Swinburne University of Technology
Manisha Amin, CEO, Centre of Inclusive Design
Jenny Martin, Professor of Social Work, Swinburne University of Technology.
Jocelyn Chiew, Architect, Manager Campus Design, Quality and Planning, Monash University
Andrew Martel, Early Career Academic in Construction Management and Housing, University of Melbourne
Lil Deverell, Orientation and Mobility specialist, RoAM; Postdoctoral researcher, Swinburne University of Technology
Bernie Clifford, Director, Before Compliance
Leo Feig, Project Manager, Building Engineering