Faculty Advisor

Clancy, Edward A.

Faculty Advisor

Demetry, Chrysanthe

Project Center

Melbourne, Australia


This report, prepared for the Royal Victorian Institute for the Blind (RVIB) in Melbourne, Australia, reviews the lack of access to mainstream services by culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities and focuses on methods to address this issue. Through interviews with CALD-related organisations and members of the CALD communities, we confirmed most of the known barriers that affect CALD access to RVIB services and identified strategies aimed to overcome these barriers. Using this information, we designed an outreach plan intended to help RVIB create better access pathways into CALD communities.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

May 2005

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering