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Centre for Behaviour Analysis/QUB
Registered site: QUB, 69 University Street,, BT71HL Belfast, United Kingdom
2017-18 Centre for Behaviour Analysis Seminar Series
Date 1 Dec 2017
Location 6 College Green/0G/002, QUB, Belfast
Time: 13.00 to 14:30
Coffee/Lunch will be provided (RSVP)
Title: Meet the Normals: Adventures in Universal Design
Speaker Dr. Ger Craddock
Chef Officer, Centre for Excellence in Universal Design
Topic: Universal design
Universal Design is the design and composition of an environment so that it can be accessed, understood and used to the greatest extent possible by all people, regardless of their age, size or disability. The Centre for Excellence in Universal Design (CEUD) was established by the Irish Government to engage with government, industry, education and the public to ensure a more inclusive society through universal design principles. CEUD is dedicated to the principle of universal access, enabling people to participate in a society that takes account of human difference and to interact with their environment to the best of their ability. To this end, CEUD have developed standards, guidance and toolkits based on the seven principles of universal design. This seminar will provide an overview of how a universal design approach can improve and enhance services and products within education, government and industry for all people.
Dr Gerald Craddock heads up the Centre for Excellence in Universal Design, a statutory body established by the Irish Government. Ger is an expert evaluator for the European Commission’s research and innovation programme Horizon 2020 and is a past president of Association for the Advancement of Assistive technology in Europe (AAATE). He has headed up six European Projects and has published widely in peer reviewed journals. He is visiting lecturer at the University College Dublin and The Dublin Institute of Technology.