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Title: En-abling Physical Environments. Prescriptive and descriptive approaches for Universal Design.
Authors: Froyen, Hubert
Herssens, Jasmien
Issue Date: 2015
Citation: JUDBE - Journal of Universal Design in the Built Environment, 1 (1), p. 25-31
Abstract: Universal Design is gradually becoming a global concept that represents integral and inclusive design for everyone. The concept of Universal Design has gradually acquired global significance in the social, the academic, and the professional field, and is now going mainstream. However there is not yet a methodological framework to structure underlying scientific investigation and to support related teaching. Thus, the objective of this paper is to discuss the en-abling physical environment, prescriptive and descriptive approaches for Universal Design from author point of view. The paper presents a variety of real people in real situations includes those with permanent functional limitations and those with temporary disabilities, due to illness, accident or pregnancy. It conclude that universal design or design for all, as a utopian construct, deeply rooted in human rights and in human search for comfort and elegance.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/20236
ISSN: 2462-1668
Category: A2
Type: Journal Contribution
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