JANE BRINGOLFPrior Executive Director, Independent Living Centre (NSW)Jane Bringolf has a background in community services spanning more than twenty five years and holds a degrees in Social Science and Business Administration. Her experience ranges from direct service provision to senior management roles. A recipient of a Churchill Fellowship in 2004, Jane travelled overseas to investigate organisations pursuing universal design, accessible environments and assistive technology. Jane's eight years with her current employer, Independent Living Centre NSW adds to her experience of working in the aged and disability sectors.Current trends in public policy are moving towards making built environments suited to people of all ages and abilities, posing new challenges for designers. Understanding the intent of the Disability Discrimination Act and how it works with the BCA can help resolve accessibility design issues for new and existing buildings.