How do we know that we are getting things right?
We ask the community, we learn from our collaborators and partners in design and education, and we engage in qualitative and quantitative analysis to ensure our impact is as great as it can be.
Our work, particularly in inclusive play, is underpinned by the principles of Universal Design. If you aren’t familiar with this phrase, UNIVERSAL DESIGN, or alternatively inclusive design, refers to broad-spectrum ideas meant to produce buildings, products and environments that are inherently accessible to older people, people without disabilities, and people with disabilities.
Listed below are some of our favourite resources. In addition, every couple of years or so, we compile a State of Play Report. Its aim is to shine a light on the state of play for families around Australia. We use these findings to inform future inclusive work and enable us to better advocate for our fellow Australians. Happy reading!!
- State of Play 2022
- Everyone can play – NSW Government
- State of Play 2022 – (Touched by Olivia)
- State of Play 2019 – (Touched by Olivia)
- State of Play 2016 – (Touched by Olivia)
- State of Play 2014 – (Touched by Olivia)
- The Good Play Space Guide: “I can play too” (Play Australia)
- Center for Universal Design NCSU The Centre for Universal Design (CUD) at North Carolina State University is a national information, technical assistance, and research centre that evaluates, develops, and promotes accessible and universal design in housing, commercial and public facilities, outdoor environments, and products. Our mission is to improve environments and products through design innovation, research, education and design assistance.
- Inclusive Play Design Guide (Playworld Systems)
- Designing for All In summary, designing for all children asks us to more closely examine our values and beliefs and to learn to collaborate with others whose expertise may be different than our own. As much as we may be different, we are all alike in many ways. Designing for all children finds a way to support and encourage each child’s abilities, similarities, and uniqueness.
- Playspace Design: A Higher Level of Inclusive Play (Landscape Structures)Design for Play: A guide to creating successful play spaces (Play England, 2008)
- The Principles for Inclusive Play (Inclusive Play Space)
- QLD Government All Abilities Playground – Design Framework Part 1
- QLD Government All Abilities Playground – Design Framework Part 2
- Changing Places – A national campaign to assist people with disability to access amenities in public places with dignity.
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