Editor: Jordana L. Maisel

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

eBook: US $53 Special Offer (PDF + Printed Copy): US $142
Printed Copy: US $116
Library License: US $212
ISBN: 978-1-60805-091-8 (Print)
ISBN: 978-1-60805-063-5 (Online)
Year of Publication: 2010
DOI: 10.2174/97816080506351100101


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.


- Pp. i
John P.S. Salmen
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- Pp. ii-iii (2)
Jordana L. Maisel
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- Pp. iv-vi (3)
Jordana L. Maisel
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Advancing Universal Design

- Pp. 1-19 (19)
Edward Steinfeld
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Emerging Markets for Great Design

- Pp. 20-30 (11)
Margaret Wylde, Susan Hunter
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Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) in Universal Design

- Pp. 31-46 (16)
Roger O. Smith
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Benchmarking the Effectiveness of Universal Designs

- Pp. 47-56 (10)
Gary Scott Danford, Michael Grimble, Jordana L. Maisel
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Using Human Factors Research as an Evidence Base

- Pp. 57-70 (14)
Edward Steinfeld
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Advancing Universal Design through Evidence Based Practice: Residential Environments

- Pp. 71-79 (9)
Danise Levine, Jordana L. Maisel
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Advancing Universal Design through EBP: Work Environments

- Pp. 80-86 (7)
Karen Milchus
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Measuring Physiological and Biomechanical Responses to Cold and Icy Conditions: Preliminary Findings

- Pp. 87-98 (12)
Jennifer A. Hsu, Yue Li, Geoff Fernie
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Walking in Winter

- Pp. 99-107 (9)
Yue Li, Brandi Row, Jennifer Hsu, Geoff Fernie
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Post Occupancy Evaluation: Aquarium

- Pp. 108-121 (14)
Carrie Bruce
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Accessibility in Urban Areas for Citizens with Impairments: Using GIS to Map and Measure Accessibility in Swedish Cities

- Pp. 122-131 (10)
Johan Svensson
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Economics of Inclusiveness: Can We as a Society Afford Not to Provide Assistive Technology or Use Universal Design?

- Pp. 132-143 (12)
Desleigh de Jonge, Ingrid Schraner
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Legislation, Anthropometry, and Education: The Southeast Asian Experience

- Pp. 144-152 (9)
Samantha Whybrow, Asiah Abdul Rahim, Vikas Sharma, Shivani Gupta, Lyndal Millikan, Catherine Bridge
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Moving Forward

- Pp. 153-155 (3)
Jordana L. Maisel
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- Pp. 156-160 (5)
Jordana L. Maisel
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