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Themes: Inclusive Design

Inclusive Design Strategy

Global Disability Innovation Hub (GDI Hub) is a research and practice centre driving disability innovation for a fairer world. Based at University College London (UCL) in the UK, and operational in 41 countries, GDI Hub work with more than 70 partners, delivering projects across a portfolio of £50m.

GDI Hub has reached 23 million people since its launch in 2016 by developing bold approaches, building innovative partnerships and creating ecosystems to accelerate change. Founded by top academic institutions and the team responsible for the London 2012 Paralympic Legacy programme, GDI Hub brings a unique multidisciplinary perspective to the rapidly evolving field of Disability Innovation.

Inclusive Design is a key theme in GDI Hub's delivery, to find out more about the Inclusive Design approach:

Photograph taken within the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, people move in and out of the lift
External passenger lifts support wheelchair users and others including older people and families with young children to navigate significant level changes.

Inclusive Design Team

GDI Hub’s Inclusive Design team focus on inclusive design of the built environment and increasingly disability inclusive, climate-resilient cities in developing countries. While inclusive design considers all end users, we focus on the needs of persons with disabilities as they are often most in need and solutions that make life possible for persons with disabilities, make life better for all of us. We work collaboratively with local partners, the global inclusive design community and organisations of persons with disabilities to drive research and innovation, creating platforms for engagement with decision makers at all levels to implement change. On the UK Aid funded AT2030 Programme, we are conducting unique research in six cities in developing countries to understand the opportunities for inclusive design from the perspective of people, policy and practice.

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