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The State of the Science in Universal Design: Emerging Research and Developments

  • ID: 2317308
  • Book
  • Bentham Science Publishers Ltd
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The Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Universal Design and the Built Environment (RERC-UD), a federally funded research center located in The University at Buffalo, hosted a series of State of the Science (SOS) Activities in 2008. The SOS activities generated a large number of papers on both research and the practice of universal design in community infrastructures, public buildings, and housing. This Ebook contains a selected group of these papers that provide a survey of notable developments in the field, reflections on how research and practice can be advanced further, and propose an agenda for the near future. It is hoped that the book will be found useful for researchers, students and practitioners in this field.
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Foreword i
Preface ii
Contributors iv
1. Advancing Universal Design
Edward Steinfeld 1
2. Emerging Markets for Great Design
Margaret Wylde and Susan Hunter 20
3. Evidence Based Practice (EBP) in Universal Design
Roger Smith 31
4. Benchmarking the Effectiveness of Universal Designs
Gary Scott Danford, Michael Grimble and Jordana L. Maisel 47
5. Using Human Factors Research as an Evidence Base
Edward Steinfeld 57
6. Advancing Universal Design through EBP: Residential Environments
Danise Levine and Jordana L. Maisel 71
7. Advancing Universal Design through EBP: Work Environments
Karen Milchus 80
8. Measuring Physiological and Biomechanical Responses to Cold and Icy Conditions:
Preliminary Findings
Jennifer A. Hsu, Yue Li and Geoff Fernie 87
9. Walking in Winter
Geoff Fernie, Yue Li, Brandi Row and Jennifer Hsu 99
10. Post Occupancy Evaluation: Aquarium
Carrie Bruce 108
11. Accessibility in Urban Areas for Citizens with Impairments: Using GIS to Map and
Measure Accessibility in Swedish Cities
Johan Svensson 122
12. Economics of Inclusiveness: Can We as a Society Afford Not to Provide Assistive
Technology or Use Universal Design?
Desleigh de Jonge and Ingrid Schraner 132
13. Legislation, Anthropometry, and Education : The Southeast Asian
Samantha Whybrow, Asiah Abdul Rahim, Vikas Sharma and Shivani Gupta, Lyndal
Millikan and Catherine Bridge 144
14. Moving Forward
Jordana L. Maisel 153
Index 156
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Editor: Jordana L. Maisel
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