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A more inclusive City of Melbourne

In 2019, we worked with the City of Melbourne to run a series of workshops around how to make the city more inclusive for people with disability, and to consider these recommendations in their Disability Action Plan. We consulted with disability advocates, people with lived experience of disability, researchers and Council staff. There were four key themes highlighted in these discussion summarised below:

  • Consultation with people with disability who live and work and use the city to get around
  • Legislation: compliance, DDA, building codes, new technology, universal design principles
  • Accessible public transport, and accessible communication from Public Transport staff
  •  Footpaths – design, clutter, surfaces, layout and accessibility

The outcomes of this project can be accessed in the report (download below)

Research Outputs

‘Nothing about us, without us’: Working to make the City of Melbourne more inclusive, Power to Persuade (9 July 2019)

Research Team

Dr Jerome Rachele, Centre of Research Excellence in Disability and Health
Dr Ilan Wiesel, School of Geography, University of Melbourne
Dr Ellen van Holstein, School of Geography, University of Melbourne
Ms Celia Green, Centre of Research Excellence in Disability and Health
Ms Ellen Bicknell, Centre for Health Equity, University of Melbourne

Funded by Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute, Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation, City of Melbourne and Melbourne Disability Institute.