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

Introduction

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.

Contributors

Editor(s):
Jordana L. Maisel
State University of New York at Buffalo
USA




Contributor(s):
Catherine Bridge Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Faculty of the Built Environment, The University of New South Wales, City Futures Research Centre
Sydney
NSW, 2052
Australia


Carrie Bruce M.A., CCC-SLP, A.T.P.
Research Scientist, Center for Assistive Technology & Environmental Access (CATEA)
Georgia Institute of Technology
Atlanta
GA, 30318
USA


Gary S. Danford Ph.D.
Senior Researcher, Center for Inclusive Design and Environmental Access (IDeA)
Principal Investigator, Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Universal Design and the Built Environment (RERC-UD)

/
Professor, School of Architecture and Planning
State University of New York at Buffalo
Buffalo
NY, 14214
USA


Geoff Fernie Ph.D., MIMechE, CEng, PEng, CCE
Vice President, Research, iDAPT Technology R&D Team
Toronto Rehabilitation Institute Co-Director

/
Co-Director, Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Universal Design and the Built Environment (RERC-UD)
University of Toronto
Toronto
ON, M5G 2A2
Canada


Michael Grimble MUP
Researcher , Center for Inclusive Design and Environmental Access (IDeA) and Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Universal Design
The Built Environment (RERC-UD) State University of New York at Buffalo
Buffalo
NY , 14214
USA


Shivani Gupta MSc (Inclusive Environments), HND (Architecture Technology)
Director, AccessAbility
D-8/ 8073 Vasant Kunj
New Delhi, 110070
India


Jennifer Hsu MSc (Ph.D.)
iDAPT Technology R& Team
Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, University of Toronto
Toronto
ON M5G 2A2
Canada


Susan Hunter Ph.D., MArch
Senior Research Associate, Center for Inclusive Design and Environmental Access (IDeA)
Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Universal Design and the Built Environment (RERC-UD) State University of New York
Buffalo
NY, 14214
USA


Desleigh de Jonge MPh.(OccThy), Grad Cert Soc Sci (Health Practice)
Division of Occupational Therapy, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
University of Queensland
St Lucia, Brisbane
QLD, 4072
Australia


Danise Levine RA, AIA
Assistant Director, Center for Inclusive Design and Environmental Access (IDeA)

/
Senior Researcher, Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Universal Design and the Built Environment (RERC-UD)
Buffalo
NY, 14214
USA


Yue Li Ph.D
iDAPT Technology R&D Team
Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, University of Toronto
Toronto
ON M5G 2A2
Canada


Jordana L. Maisel MUP
Director of Outreach and Policy Studies, Center for Inclusive Design and Environmental Access (IDeA)

/
Senior Researcher, Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Universal Design and the Built Environment (RERC-UD)
State University of New York at Buffalo
Buffalo
NY, 14214
USA


Karen Milchus MS, ATP
Center for Assistive Technology & Environmental Access (CATEA)
Co-Director of the National Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center (RERC) on Workplace Accommodations
Georgia Institute of Technology
Atlanta
GA, 30318
USA


Lyndal Millikan Grad Dip Health Law, Grad Cert Bus. Admin, (Ma HealthSci)
Researcher, Faculty of the Built Environment
The University of New South Wales
Sydney
NSW, 2052
Australia


Asiah Abdul Rahim
Department of Architecture, Kulliyyah of Architecture &Environmental Design
International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM)
Kuala Lumpur, 50728
Malaysia


Brandi Row Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Physical Education, Health ,&Recreation
Western Washington University
Bellingham
WA, 98225
USA


Ingrid Schraner PhD, SA Fin
Senior Lecturer, School of Economics and Finance
Coordinator, Community Engagement, University of Western Sydney
South Penrith
DC, NSW 1797
Australia


Vikas Sharma MSc (Inclusive Environments)
Chief Access Consultant, AccessAbility http://accessability.co.in
D-8/ 8073 Vasant Kunj
New Delhi , 110070
India


Roger O Smith Ph.D.
Director, Rehabilitation Research Design & Disability (R2D2) Center Interim Associate Dean
Graduate Studies College of Health Sciences

/
Professor, Department of Occupational Sciences and Technology
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Milwaukee
WI, 53201-0413
USA


Edward Steinfeld ArchD, AIA
Director, Center for Inclusive Design and Environmental Access (IDeA)
Co-Director, Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Universal Design and the Built Environment (RERC-UD)
Co-Director, Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Accessible Public Transportation (RERC-APT)
Professor, School of Architecture and Planning, State University of New York at Buffalo
Buffalo
NY, 14214
USA


Johan Svensson M.Phil., MSc, (PhD)
Department of Architecture
Gothenburg
SE, 412 96
Sweden


Samantha Whybrow
Occupational Therapist, Access for All Campaign
Sri Lanka


Margaret Wylde Ph.D.
President/CEO, ProMatura Group, LLC
Oxford
MS , 38655
USA




RELATED BOOKS

.Changing Landscapes in Urban British Churchyards.
.Changing Humanities and Smart Application of Digital Technologies.
.The Rights of Minorities: Cultural Groups, Migrants, Displaced Persons and Sexual Identity.
.Human Rights Issues and Vulnerable Groups.
.Numerical Methods and Implementation in Geotechnical Engineering – Part 2.
.Numerical Methods and Implementation in Geotechnical Engineering – Part 1.
.Bio-Inspired Materials.
.BIM Development and Trends in Developing Countries: Case Studies.