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Design for All in Progress, from Theory to Practice

30/11/2013 

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This publication aims both to help designers and advisors to check their understanding of the role they have to play when advising clients and also to help clients to check whether their advisors follow the principles of a Design for All approach.

When we prepared this publication and asked the members of the European Concept for Accessibility Network to describe how they approach Design for All, we were confirmed in our belief that there are “many ways to Rome” and that it would be impossible to provide “absolute values”, but we are convinced that what you will find in this publication comes very close to what you can expect from a good designer.

Index.....4
Foreword.....6
Editors.....6
Ministry of Family and Integration Luxembourg.....7
EIDD – Design for All Europe.....8
Federal Minister of Transport, Building and Urban Development of Germany......9
1. Introduction.....11
Design for All prerequisites at a glance......12
2. Design for All in practice - How to become successful ......13
2.1 Design for All Thinking .....13
2.2 Challenges.....13
2.3 Risks .....14
2.4 Areas to consider .....15
2.5 The need for a good advisor .....15
3. Good advice matters - How to identify an appropriate advisor.....16
4. Success factors - What a good advisor must provide you with ......18
4.1 Commitment of the Decision-Makers.....18
4.2 Coordinating and continuity ......19
4.3 Networking and participation .....19
4.4 Strategic planning......20
4.5 Knowledge management and qualification .....20
4.6 Optimisation of resources.....20
4.7 Communication and marketing ......21
5. Success evaluation - What a good advisor has to take care of .....22
5.1 Indicators for success evaluation .....22
5.2 Tools to analyse subjective and intangible data ......24
6. Case studies.....25
6.1 City of Paderborn Accessibility Strategy ......25
6.2 City of Novi Sad Accessibility Strategy for 2012-2018......27
6.3 The Danube Park.....29
6.4 Design for all process ......31
6.5 The advisor needs to be involved at the early stages of a project ......34
6.6 Design for All Approach in the development of Portuguese
Municipal Integrated Accessibility Solutions Plans .....36
6.7 Raising awareness and commitment to Design for All
in the bathroom sector......39
6.8 Design for all in residential environments:
Advisory service in a mobile exhibition environment......42
6.9 LA CASA AGEVOLE (The Liveable House), a built realisation of ideas
based on the philosophy of “Design for All” ......45
6.10 NIDONDOLO - Game & Rehabilitation Tool - ALL in one......47
6.11 Adapting a residential space through small construction works ......49
6.12 Berlin - Design for All in Progress......51
6.13 Workshop “eMpower in Luxembourg – Municipalities enabling the citizens”......53
7. Possible way forward ...... 56
International Register of Design for All consultants ......56
8. References ......57
9. Editors, Authors and Contributors......59

Download the report in PDF format from the right-hand panel.

Further information

European Concept for Accessibility Network

General Information

Submitted by: Ivor Ambrose
Author(s): Francesc Aragall, Peter Neumann, Silvio Sagramola
Language(s): EN

Reference

Publisher: European Concept for Accessibility
Date published on the web: 29/11/2013
Source: http://www.eca.lu/index.php/documents/eucan-documents/29-eca-2013-design-for-all-in-progress-from-theory-to-practice

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