Unless you happen to be a very soft and furry cat or sell cheap makeup you have probably experienced the void between what you want to put across and the number of people even vaguely aware of you. Trying to bridge that gap for academics, researchers and entrepreneurs in human-centred subjects is what we do and to help illustrate why here is a quick story that someone else came up with but still works well for us. 

“Once upon a time, there was a small village on the edge of the river. Everyone was happy in the village, people play and did their work in the river and all was good.
One day, a villager was at the river finishing up his laundry when he saw a person floating down the river. He called for help, and a few folks nearby helped him drag the man out of the river. He was barely alive, unconscious, and so they took the man to the doctor for help.
The next day the man was still unconscious when some people on the river saw another person floating down. Once again they pulled the man out of the river and took care of him. Each day new bodies came down the river – some men, some women, some children and all needing help.
As the village was doing their best to care for the people, one villager picked up her water bottle, walking stick, and started to leave the village. One of the villagers stopped the woman and said, “you can’t leave now, we need everyone to help take care of all of the people we pulled from the river.” The woman answered, “It’s about time someone goes upstream to find out why these people are falling in the river in the first place.”

 

CIEDA aims to work so far up stream that we can start to see the elimination of problems before they even occur or be designed in. The designers of our world are critical to front-loading inclusion into everything we do and so CIEDA wants to support people in academia and research as well as in social entrepreneurship to bring their ideas to life – so they don’t get lost in a sea of group-think and can become a synapse that helps to connect our world into a single inclusive environment.

It is still true to say that not everyone in academia has the equity they need to do what they love, teach, share and spread their ideas and their work and so CIEDA’s non profit vision is to provide underrepresented people, those who are struggling financial or those who’s best work isn’t done on social media and press releases and need some realistic and steadfast help from others to bring their work to life for the benefit of everyone.

If you want to get involved then get in touch and together we can create a barrier free world that enables as many people as possible to engage, contribute and participate with equity. 

The CIEDA Team

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OUR CASE STUDIES

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The Thinking City Of Cambridge

We Examine Our Change And Project Management Work In This Case Story Set In Cambridgshire, UK.

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Ithmology – Inclusion In The Metaverse & Decentralised Web

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The Huluku Competition

A Case Story About How The Art World Adapts To Incorporate The Essential Theme Of Authentic Representation.

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Inclusive Basildon Borough -A High Street Accreditation Scheme

Inclusive Basildon Borough Was A Unique High Street Inclusive Environments Hub Project.

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The Perito Prize – Creative Writing Shows The Way Forward

In this case story we take a look at the Perito Prize Short Story Competition about inclusive design and inclusive environments.

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