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Inclusive Design & Wellbeing

A discussion on what is Inclusive Design and how does it correlate to Wellbeing, particularly relating to individuals with disabilities.

About this Event

(06/10/20) THIS DISCUSSION IS UNDERGOING A "RESTAGING" PROCESS FOR EARLY 2021 - date currently shown is placeholder - TBC - STAY TUNED!

Thank you very much for your patience and understanding.

I will post further updates on my website, Instagram and twitter account as well as Linkedin


This event is part of Melbourne Design Week 2020, an initiative of the Victorian Government in collaboration with the NGV. 

What is Inclusive Design and how does it relate to wellbeing?

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 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 (National People With Disabilities and Carer Council, 2009).

Sonya Veronica Iskandar presents an interactive discussion between a guest panel and the audience, focusing on inclusive design in public spaces (community centres, libraries, restaurants, etc.) and its correlation to wellbeing.

This event is sponsored by ShawContract and supported by Swinburne University of Technology.


National People With Disabilities and Carer Council. (2009). Shut Out– The Experience of People with Disabilities and their Families in Australia. Retrieved from

Host/ Moderator:

Guest Panels:

Link to the event detail on organiser's website

Recording note:

Please note that this event may be video and/or sound recorded and photographed for archival, educational publication and reference purposes. The video recording will focus mainly on the panel. Audience member taking part in the discussion may also be part of the recording. Please inform organiser should you have any concerns and any questions. Audience participating in the discussion will not be asked to identify themselves.

Accessibility note:

The discussion will be translated into Auslan.

Guide dogs are absolutely welcomed!

Accessibility statement and information can be accessed through this link:


Should any member of the audience feel any discomforts during the discussion, please inform the moderator and/or nearby support team.

In an emergency situation, appropriate emergency service will be immediately contacted. 

By registering, you acknowledge and agree that you are at least 18 years of age.

This event is part of a Public National Event. A separate recording will be organised by this national event organiser. Please refer to the event website for further information.


What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

What time does the event start?

The event will start at the allocated time, so please come 15 to 20 minutes earlier for registration.

Do I need to register for the event?

Yes, please. We welcome everyone who wants to attend, but the event space has a limited capacity, so please register your attendance and any specific spatial requirement, so we can accommodate everyone comfortably. 

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event? 

Yes, please.

Is my ticket transferrable or if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?

Yes, just let the front desk know when checking your ticket

What if the ticket is sold out?

Please send us an email and we can put you on the waiting list. 

What if I no longer able to attend the event?

Please kindly send the organiser an email, so we can allocate the ticket to people on the waiting list 

What if I have any other questions?

Please submit any other questions to and we will endeavour to answer your questions in a timely manner. Please allow for a minimum of 3 to 4 business days for us to respond.