Ableist Cities Symposium

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G06 (Theatre A), Elisabeth Murdoch Building, Parkville

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About this event

This free one-day symposium will examine topics of accessibility in Australian cities, thirty years on from the introduction of the landmark Disability Discrimination Act and the social model of disability as a framework for examining barriers in place for people with disability.

In line with the UN International Day of Persons with Disabilities on 3 December 2022, the symposium will include panel discussions on topics around transport, housing, and built environment policy.

Are our cities still fundamentally still ableist in not yet having provided universal accessibility?
Are we rebuilding our cities the right way? Where are we in terms of universal public transport systems within our cities? Where might innovations disrupt the field? And what is the scale of change still required?

Join us as we explore the answers to these pressing questions. We encourage in-person attendance, and we will also provide a Zoom link closer to the date.

Find out more about the program here