Journal of Accessibility and Design for All emerges from the sum of the visions of both institutions, the Fundación ONCE and Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya-BarcelonaTech. It aims to be the meeting point between knowledge and social reality, offering a framework for discussion in which science and society could incorporate their needs and opportunities to ensure equal opportunities for all people through progress.

e-ISSN: 2013-7087

DL: B. 24437-2012 (versió electrònica)

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  • Acceptability of the process of obtaining a driver's license by young people with and without disabilities 

    Breault, Camille; Giroux, Liliane; Gauvreau, Audrey; Belanger, Samuel; Lamontagne, Marie-Eve; Morales, Ernesto (Càtedra d'Accessibilitat (CATAC), 2019-05-31)
    Article
    Open Access
    Context and objective. Although there are more than 600 driving schools in Quebec (Canada), only one offers fully adapted services to young people with disabilities. To ensure that these services correspond to best practices ...
  • Understanding risk in daily life of diverse persons with physical and sensory impairments 

    Arfaoui, Afnen; Edwards, Geoffrey; Morales, Ernesto; Fougeyrollas, Patrick (Càtedra d'Accessibilitat (CATAC), 2019-05-31)
    Article
    Open Access
    Managing risk of injury in daily life is a task common to all humans. However, people with impairments face significantly greater challenges in both assessing and managing risk of injury. To find out more about how individuals ...
  • Inclusive hotel design in India : A user perspective 

    Piramanayagam, Senthilkumaran; Pritam, Partho; More, Bhakti Amit (Càtedra d'Accessibilitat (CATAC), 2019-05-31)
    Article
    Open Access
    This paper examines the barriers concerning access to hotel facilities in India, which leads to the physical exclusion of tourists with some form of physical disability. This research aims to analyse the existing facilities ...
  • The conformity of anthropometric measurements of bathroom and bedroom designs for independent elderly at Panti Sosial Tresna Werdha (PSTW)* Budi Mulia I Jakarta in 2018 

    Hasiholan, Bonardo Prayogo; Susilowati, Indri Hapsari; Satrya, Chandra (Càtedra d'Accessibilitat (CATAC), 2019-05-31)
    Article
    Open Access
    Nowadays, most of the facilities that are available for the elderly are no different from those available for most adults, although they already have different levels of capacity and limitation. In average, the elderly go ...
  • Inspiring architects in the application of design for all: knowledge transfer methods and tools 

    Mosca, Erica Isa; Herssens, Jasmien; Rebecchi, Andrea; Capolongo, Stefano (Càtedra d'Accessibilitat (CATAC), 2019-05-31)
    Article
    Open Access
    Accessibility is often translated in design practice by means of aprescriptive approach, focusing on legislation’s application, instead of understanding the real needs and wishes of users. On the contrary, the descriptive ...
  • Evaluation of image accessibility for visually impaired users 

    Alahmadi, Tahani; Drew, Steve (Càtedra d'Accessibilitat (CATAC), 2018-11-30)
    Article
    Open Access
    The accessibility of website images is influenced by the availability and accuracy of descriptive text and its compatibility with image complexity and purpose. Image accessibility evaluation cannot be fully affected through ...
  • Monitoring for accessibility in medical university websites: meeting the needs of people with disabilities 

    Rahmatizadeh, Shahabedin; Valizadeh-Haghi, Saeideh Valizadeh-Haghi (Càtedra d'Accessibilitat (CATAC), 2018-11-30)
    Article
    Open Access
    Currently, students consider the Internet as an efficient tool and technology and the Websites of universities play a significant role in their daily activities. Due to the increasing number of students with a disability, ...
  • Geographic Information Systems in the context of disabilities 

    Zimmermann-Janschitz, Susanne (Càtedra d'Accessibilitat (CATAC), 2018-11-30)
    Article
    Open Access
    The importance of geographical space for persons with disabilities is elaborated in literature through numerous papers on ‘geographies of disabilities’, dealing with the social construction and impact of space. Space is ...
  • Design considerations for a dental health care for patients with special needs 

    Lakshmi, Krishnan; Madan Kumar, P. D; Das, Himangshu (Càtedra d'Accessibilitat (CATAC), 2018-05-31)
    Article
    Open Access
    Out of 121 million population, 2.86 crore accounts for disabled people which 1.21% of total population. It has been reported that oral health care status of disabled people are poor than normal population. The main reason ...
  • Evaluating the accessibility of online library guides at an academic library 

    Stitz, Tammy; Blundell, Shelley (Càtedra d'Accessibilitat (CATAC), 2018-05-31)
    Article
    Open Access
    This article describes an exploratory research study assessing the level of Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliance and general accessibility of online information resources at a mid-sized, 4-year, public institution ...
  • Measure of environmental accessibility (MEA): development and inter-rater reliability 

    Gamache, Stephanie; Morales, Ernesto; Noreau, Luc; Dumont, Israël; Leblond, Jean (Càtedra d'Accessibilitat (CATAC), 2018-05-31)
    Article
    Open Access
    The Measure of accessibility to urban infrastructures for adults with physical disabilities was first published in 2012 and proved to have good inter-rater reliability. Yet, the format (more user-friendly) and content ...
  • Developing a taxonomy of the built environment for disability studies. Methodological insights 

    Gamache, Stephanie; Grenier, Yan; Fougeyrollas, Patrick; Edwards, Geoffrey; Mostafavi, Mir Abolfazl (Càtedra d'Accessibilitat (CATAC), 2017-11-30)
    Article
    Open Access
    For a city to be inclusive, its physical environment needs to be identified, characterized and assessed prior to transformations and improvements. Such identification is the first step to impact on politics for citizens ...

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