Ms. Joe Manton – Director Access Institute
Joe is an industry expert and Fellow of the Association of Consultants in Access Australia (ACAA). She works across Australia as well as internationally on access and universal design consultancies. She developed her access consulting company more than 25 years ago with the principles of Universal Design underpinning her work.
Joe was inaugural Convener of the Victorian Access Consultants Network (VACN), past Vice President of ACAA, a member of the Australian Institute of Training and Development (AITD) and an affiliate member of the Australian Institute of Building Surveyors. Joe was also briefly a member of the Board of UD Australia but due to further expansion of her business withdrawn from this emerging organisation.
Joe is a highly regarded industry expert and has been recognised for her work. She is also a Fellow of Leadership Victoria and was a selected participant in the prestigious inaugural program.
Joe has undertaken many hundreds of access and UD projects as well as the facilitation of many Access and Inclusion Action Plans and other access research and improvement projects. She leads a multi-disciplinary team of experienced and qualified access and UD professionals and trainers who have extensive skills gained from both professional and personal experience in addressing a wide range of access to the built environment issues