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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  • 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)
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    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 ...
  • Accessibility of washrooms in bus terminals in Western Kenya to learners with physical disability 

    Ahonobadha, Ochieng’ Marilyn; Onyango, George Mark; Wagah, George Godwin (Càtedra d'Accessibilitat (CATAC), 2017-11-30)
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    Learners with physical disability in the western part of Kenya frequently make use of bus terminals during in the trip to and from school. Special schools attended by learners with a physical disability are few in number ...
  • Rethinking the bathroom for adolescents with Cerebral Palsy: an exploratory pilot study addressing privacy and independence 

    Bernatchez, Marie-Claire; Poirier, Christèle; Morales, Ernesto; Maltais, Désirée (Càtedra d'Accessibilitat (CATAC), 2017-11-30)
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    Caring for a child with cerebral palsy (CP) at home represents a major challenge and can have a significant impact on the caregiver’s physical and psychological well-being. Caregivers and professionals often feel uncomfortable ...
  • Design and realization of a swivelling seat for a Paralympic racing boat 

    Collotta, Massimo; Freddi, Paola; Freddi, Paolo; Frialdi, Francesca; Solazzi, Luigi (Càtedra d'Accessibilitat (CATAC), 2017-11-30)
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    In the past few decades, an increased interest in physical disability studies has developed. However, there is a lack of devices and innovations that allow disabled athletes to properly participate in Paralympic sports. ...
  • An inventory to assess empathic concern for disability and accessibility: development and preliminary psychometric investigation 

    Miyahara, Motohide; Sawae, Yukinori; Briggs, Hahna; Wilson, Rebekah; Doihata, Koichiro; Sugiyama, Ayano (Càtedra d'Accessibilitat (CATAC), 2017-11-30)
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    Cultivating empathy and prosocial attitude towards disability is a first step for university students to become the leaders of society and professions to create accessible environments and inclusive society. Gauging levels ...
  • Accessibility of tourist sites to persons with disability: the case of Cape Coast and Elmina Castles in Ghana 

    Offei, Lorreta; Acheampong, Enoch; Appiah-Brempong, Emmanuel; Okyere, Paul; Owusu, Isaac (Càtedra d'Accessibilitat (CATAC), 2017-11-30)
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    The term accessibility is used in the context of providing equal opportunity to enter into an environment. Much is not known about the accessibility of tourist sites such as castles and forts to people with disabilities. ...
  • Opening our books: universal design and the novel study 

    Reimer, Kenneth Lloyd (Càtedra d'Accessibilitat (CATAC), 2017-05-31)
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    Although Universal Design (UD) was initially an architectural construct, the term is now used in a wide range of disciplines including education. Proponents believe that teachers trained in UD will be better equipped to ...
  • Walking behavior of individuals with and without disabilities at right-angle turning facility 

    Gaire, Nirdosh; Sharifi, Mohammad Sadra; Christensen, Keith M.; Chen, Anthony; Song, Ziqi (Càtedra d'Accessibilitat (CATAC), 2017-05-31)
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    Urban designers need to carefully consider the walking behavior of pedestrians within different walking environments to accommodate their needs. Microscopic studies of the walking behavior of pedestrians have been conducted ...
  • Municipal practices and needs regarding accessibility of pedesrian infrastructures for indivduals with physical disabilities in Québec, Canada 

    Gamache, Stéphanie; Routhier, Francois; Morales, Ernesto; Vandersmissen, Marie-Hélène; Leblond, Jean; Boucher, Normand; McFadyen, Bradford James; Noreau, Luc (Càtedra d'Accessibilitat (CATAC), 2017-05-31)
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    To create enabling environments for as many individuals as possible, including individuals with physical disabilities (IPD) who are more prone to encounter environmental barriers limiting their social participation, we ...
  • Accelerometer-based computer mouse for people with special needs 

    Ribas Xirgo, Lluís; López-Varquiel, Francisco (Càtedra d'Accessibilitat (CATAC), 2017-05-31)
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    A great deal of human-machine interaction depends on hands, and so does access to information technology services. People unable to use hands do require special devices that replace computer mice or touchscreens. In this ...
  • Vote-by-Phone: an investigation of a usable and accessible IVR voting system 

    Holmes, Danae; Kortum, Philip (Càtedra d'Accessibilitat (CATAC), 2016-11-30)
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    One of the main goals of the Help America Vote Act (HAVA) was to ensure that voters with disabilities could vote independently. However, the current state of most voting methods does not allow for independent voting for ...
  • A preliminary study for developing accessible MOOC services 

    Iniesto, Francisco; Rodrigo, Covadonga (Càtedra d'Accessibilitat (CATAC), 2016-11-30)
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    The flexibility of the MOOC service allows students to learn at their own time, place and pace, enhancing continuous communication and interaction among all participants in knowledge and community building. This model ...

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