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COSEP – Michael Walker, Universal Design Facilitator

20 Dec 2016

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COSEP – Michael Walker, Universal Design Facilitator

[Title: Level Crossing Removal Project]

Michael Walker, Universal Design Facilitator

My name’s Michael Walker. I’m a Universal Design Facilitator

[Vision: Michael Walker talking to people - Michael Walker speaking]

The universal design is a process or a philosophy that enables and empowers a diverse population by improving human performances, health, wellness, and especially social participation.

[Vision: People talking - Michael Walker speaking - people looking at designs]

And that could be from someone that uses a mobility aid like myself. Or it could be a scooter. It could be little Johnnie on a skateboard.

[Michael Walker speaking - design ideas and plans]

I want to create an environment that is fair, inclusive and smart, where you can be very independent, feel safe, and be active and comfortable.

[Michael Walker speaking]

It’s easy to have an idea, but it’s very hard to implement those ideas.

[Vision: Design plans]

And I think the Community Open Space Panel’s got the capacity to do that.

[Michael Walker speaking]

The first principles of universal design talks about equitable use and that means that everyone is fair regardless of your ability.

[Vision: People looking at design plans]

And you shouldn’t be stigmatised or separated because of your ability.

[Michael Walker talking with people]

The central notion of universal design basically says we’re diverse, how do we plan for that?

[Vision: To get involved, visit levelcrossings.vic.gov.au]

[Level Crossing Removal Authority - Victoria State Government]

[Speaker: Authorised by the Victorian Government, 1 Treasury Place, Melbourne]

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