Economics of inclusiveness: Can we as a society afford not to provide assistive technology and use universal design?

Schraner, Ingrid and De Jonge, Desleigh M. (2008). Economics of inclusiveness: Can we as a society afford not to provide assistive technology and use universal design?. In: ICADI: 4th International Conference on Aging, Disability and Independence, St. Petersburg, FL, USA, (98-98). 21-23 February 2008.


Author Schraner, Ingrid
De Jonge, Desleigh M.
Title of paper Economics of inclusiveness: Can we as a society afford not to provide assistive technology and use universal design?
Conference name ICADI: 4th International Conference on Aging, Disability and Independence
Conference location St. Petersburg, FL, USA
Conference dates 21-23 February 2008
Place of Publication Florida, USA
Publisher University of Florida
Publication Year 2008
ISBN 0-9754783-0-5
Start page 98
End page 98
Total pages 1
Language eng
Abstract/Summary We investigate the potential of the ICF to examine the social costs of not providing effective assistive technology (AT) interventions and of not applying universal design (UD) principles when developing products and services. The ICF provides a structure to evaluate the costs of providing environmental facilitators and reducing environmental barriers for AT users, and considering the resulting increase in activities and participation. Considering UD together with AT provides a societal perspective grounded in users’ experiences.
Subjects 11 Medical and Health Sciences
Q-Index Code EX
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown
Additional Notes Conference website has link to conference proceedings and program

 
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