Welcome To CIEDA

The council for inclusion, inclusive environments, design & accessibility

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CIEDA is the first organisation in the world that seeks to brings together Students, Scientists, Engineers Academics, Designers and Industry Professionals to help bring about world-wide social and political reform for inclusive environments, design and accessibility through scientific, academic and industry-wide unity, collaboration and co-production.

CIEDA provides an agile and quality driven membership model that helps our members to be able to better contribute to our single global inclusive environment.

About

Founded in 2020, right at the start of the Pandemic era, because the Coronavirus pandemic and the battle against Covid-19 clearly demonstrated that a fully integrated and globalised economy was not really possible especially when managed by inward looking and nationalist governments and regimes. As people started to look towards their own borders, it became increasingly clear that global organisations that were meant to be able to operate across the world in a crisis weren’t actually in the right mode to do it.

It is essential that we, the students, academics and professionals, maintain global solidarity, clear nodes of communication and a focus on science, academia, creative design, technology and engineering to help us get things done. This is where CIEDA comes in.

The primary goal of CIEDA is to act the conduit. An organisation to help bind everything to do with inclusion, inclusive environments, design and accessibility by focusing on how technology and innovation can do much of the heavy lifting for us.

Inclusive design has already created so much of the technology and systems we already in our world today. Right from touch screens on the iPhone, to typewriters, to new software that changes the way we live and work, and for this to continue at the pace we need there is a requirement for a global network to act as an incubator and sandbox testing environment for new ideas and approaches.

CIEDA is especially focused on the new ideas taking shape in universities and institutes right now, right around the world. Getting these ideas out into the world is sometimes tough and nearly impossible if you don’t know where to start or who to contact.  If you have the idea but don’t have access to frontline professionals like accessibility consultants, architects and designers who are shaping our world then making the impact everyone wants to see is difficult.

CIEDA is about making change happen for everyone around the world. Its not just about benefiting a single country, organisation, industry or individual but about what we can achieve together if we scrum down, get agile, and make the impact we all dream about and want to see but often struggle to facilitate.

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What we Do 

CIEDA is member focused and member led. For Us by Us. 

It relies on us all sharing a similar ambition to help develop inclusion, inclusive environments, good design and accessibility globally through a shared interest in technology, innovation and good design. It is not an organisation that wants to get bogged down in administration and it isn’t a club. Think of it instead like an agile project team of likeminded individuals with shared goals and tons of goodwill for each other. The unity of our global membership and desire to help each other succeed is what counts.

We currently have 6 core functions with more to be added as we grow as an organisation.

Sandbox

CIEDA has been created as a safe testing environment for discussion and to test theories before going out into the world. If a member needs help with a specific issue, project or task then other members can respond and help them with the testing.

Job Placement

Looking for help finding a professional or want a new role when you leave Uni and go out into the workplace. CIEDA can help flag opportunities to members.

Incubator

CIEDA is an incubator for new innovation and technology. Got a great idea but you need to get the word out try your CIEDA colleagues first. Use CIEDA to get people together and then take the conversation offline in a safe space.

Advocacy

CIEDA is an advocate to help to make specifically designed technology and innovation universally accepted for the benefit of all users. To help that alone CIEDA helps members by highlighting learning, development and skills – like quality inclusive and sustainable supplier management. So that when the innovation is ready to launch it’s the best it can be.

Accelorator

CIEDA helps to fast track innovation and creates a safe space for members to bring new ideas and tech to the frontlines quicker. Members can help with problem solving, User Acceptance Testing or simply shed some light on next steps.

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CIEDA is not about making money or about hogging all the great ideas. Human beings are great at learning and making changes but sometimes we all need that little bit of extra help to bring our ideas to fruition and that is where CIEDA comes in.

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