Kymberly Martin

Save the date: UD2020 going virtual

In lieu of the postponed Universal Design 2020 conference, UD are offering a half-day virtual event on October 13, 2020. With the Disability Transport Standard up for review, the webinar topic, People and Transport, is timely. The webinar session runs from 10 am to 12pm (AEDT).


The program has four speakers, experts who will discuss the direction of accessibility and transport, with plenty of time for questions.

The speakers are:

Lee Steel, assistant secretary, Australian Department of Infrastructure who will give an up-to-date review of the Disability Transport Standards and how to  get involved in the consultation process.


Penny Galbraith, access consultant, will take the audience on her personal journey from home in Queensland to Sydney with her picture show illustrating the “Good, Bad and Ugly”.

Michael Walker, principal advisor, Universal Design, Victorian Health and Human Services Building Authority, will discuss how to establish the principles that direct designers of train stations.

John Evernden, civil engineer and access consultant, will use his experience to show, in pictures, how thoughtful design makes a big difference to pedestrians.

Griffith University is sponsoring the publication of papers from the original UD2020 program with Dr Faith Valencia-Forrester, director service learning, launching the papers.

At midday, everyone will be invited to join CUDA’s AGM.

Those who registered for the original UD2020 will have a free ticket as will CUDA members. The cost for non-CUDA members is $30 +GST.

To register go to: 

For further information phone Interpoint Events on:  1300 789 845 or email:[email protected]

The original UD2020 has morphed into UD2021 and is now scheduled for May 17-18, 2021, Melbourne.