THE INSTITUTE FOR DESIGN AND DISABILITY
non profit making foundation contributing to the participation of people with
disabilities through the application of design.
Name and Purpose Finance
name of the organisation is the Institute for Design and Disability,
hereinafter called the 'Institute'; The purpose of the Institute is to
contribute to the participation of
with disabilities through the application of design.
objectives of the Institute are to:
promote interest in design as a response to disability;
undertake studies of the relationship between design and
develop design solutions to meet identified needs.
members of the Institute are those establishing the organisation together with
those admitted by the Board of the Institute in the manner prescribed by them.
There will be a President, elected by the members for a term of three years, who will represent the Institute and undertake duties agreed by
Institute will be managed by a board of not less than three or more than eight
members elected at an annual general meeting.
Board will select from its members a chairman, vice-chairman, honorary
secretary and honorary treasurer.
Board will determine the frequency of its meetings and the
by which its business is conducted.
Board will convene an annual general meeting each year not later than 1 May.
The agm will
receive the report of the board;
receive the annual accounts;
(c) Elect the President every three years or when a vacancy arises;
(d) Elect the members of the Board.
Institute is a non profit-making foundation Any surplus derived from its
operations may not be distributed to the members and must be reinvested in the
Institute will derive its income from charitable donations and sponsorship
subscriptions by its members, fees earned from its
monies, howsoever obtained, will be devoted to the objectives of the
Institute may undertake any activity consistent with its purpose and
objectives and in particular may:
promote interest in design for disabled persons to government,
(b) conduct courses and seminars for designers and design students
organise national and international meetings for
sponsor without profit design competitions and award schemes
organise exhibitions and publish and distribute information and other
material concerned with design for people with disabilities;
maintain close liaison with rehabilitation and other specialist
bodies providing services to people with disabilities;
carry out studies and research into various aspects of design and
undertake architectural, industrial, graphic and interior design
employ staff and commission designers and other professions
actively seek funding, by way of grams and donations, in support of its
open bank accounts, borrow am advance monies, and conclude contracts
for the execution of all
Amendments to the Constitution
Constitution may be amended by a simple majority vote of the members in
The Institute may be dissolved by a vote of two-thirds of the membership at a meeting called for that purpose.
In the case of such dissolution, the residual assets of the Institute shall be transferred to the Institute of Designers in Ireland or to some other body having similar objectives.
The Institute for Design and Disability is a registered charity, No.CHY 10515
December 2002 (Revised)