Creating inclusive and liveable communities for all Australians Universal design is a world-wide movement that aims to create environments, products, services, and technology that can be used by as many people as possible. It makes things more useable, accessible, safer and convenient for everyone. The main beneficiaries of universal design are those who are currently excluded, albeit inadvertently, by design – people with disabilities, older people and sometimes children and their parents. The concept of universal design is increasingly evident in Australian policy and planning documents at all levels of government. However, there is a paucity of information about the concept and where to go for information. This conference will focus on the built environment, which includes housing, public buildings, public spaces, parks, and transportation. COTA NSW is proud to bring you the inaugural Australian Universal Design Conference which will be held on 20 to 21st August 2014 at Sydney’s Town Hall. Universal Design Conference will be organised by Interpoint Events, the face to face arm of the Intermedia Group. The conference will also have support from Intermedia news publications which include Government News, Australian Ageing Agenda and Freedom2live.