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Investigating industry attitudes to universal design

Investigating industry attitudes to universal design

Keates, S. ORCID: 0000-0002-2826-672X, Lebbon, C. and Clarkson, J. (2000) Investigating industry attitudes to universal design. In: Proceedings of the RESNA 2000 Annual Conference: Technology for the New Millennium. RESNA Press, Orlando, Florida, pp. 276-278. ISBN 0-932101-42-9 ISSN 0883-4741

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The general population in most countries is getting older. With increasing age comes increasing variability in physical capability and hence a greater requirement for products and services to be designed for a broader user base. However, the products to meet this market sector are not being produced to match the rate of market growth. Work-places are not generally being adequately adapted to support an increasingly elderly work-force. In response to this, the United Kingdom government has launched a series of research initiatives to encourage the uptake of Universal Design practices by industry. This paper describes the aims and goals of the IDesign project, the largest, multi-center, multi-disciplinary team funded under the latest round of these initiatives. It also discusses the findings of a workshop held to examine the attitudes of companies to the implementation of Universal Design practices.

Item Type: Conference Proceedings
Title of Proceedings: Proceedings of the RESNA 2000 Annual Conference: Technology for the New Millennium
Additional Information: [1] The paper presented at the annual conference of the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA) held on 28 June-2 July, 2000, in Orlando, Florida. [2] Acknowledgements (funding): This research project is being funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council. [3] Copyright © 2000 RESNA
Uncontrolled Keywords: Investigating industry attitudes Universal Design
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
T Technology > T Technology (General)
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Faculty / School / Research Centre / Research Group: Faculty of Engineering & Science
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