OpeMed fly ‘down-under’ for Australian Changing Places conference
We are delighted to be attending the Changing Places, Going Places Conference in Victoria (Australia), this week on 14th June. Guests will be speaking about and sharing information on Changing Places facilities and the positive impact they have on social inclusion within the community.
Due to the on-going success of the campaign in the UK, our Managing Director will be speaking on the key factors that have driven the campaign successes and how it can be translated to the Victorian Disability Plan and the public to best ensure the same success is had.
Some of OpeMed’s most notable Changing Places case studies will be covered, highlighting the economic benefits of a Changing Places; opening up the market to the ‘purple pound’. Other topics covered will include the reality of Changing Places, unexpected successful locations, European specification, The scale of opportunity and legislation in Europe.
As co-sponsor of the Changing Places campaign in the UK, this is a fantastic opportunity to share our expertise as installers and as supporters of the campaign.
It will be incorporating a program targeted at architects, planners, developers, designers, access consultants, facility managers, policy makers, local government and anyone with an interest in removing barriers to social inclusion for people with high support needs. The Victorian Government, through its State Disability Plan 2017-2020, is committed to applying universal design approaches across a range of infrastructure, programs and projects to ensure they will be totally inclusive and accessible to all.
Changing Places is a national turned global campaign for public toilets that are totally accessible for those with even the most complex of needs. They not only opens up the world to disabled people, but also to their families and carers who would be limited and even house-bound by the current availability of accessible facilities. The campaign is continually pushing inclusivity for the 1 billion people worldwide that suffer some form of disability, from mild to severe.
To find out about Changing Places, click here
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