Journal of Accessibility and Design for All http://www.jacces.org/index.php/jacces <strong style="color: #8e142c;">Journal of Accessibility and Design for All</strong> is a semestral, open access scientific journal that publishes theoretical and empirical peer-reviewed articles, which contribute to advance the understanding of phenomena related to all aspects of accessibility. <span style="color: #8e142c;">JACCES</span> includes contributions, but not limited to, in the following fields: (1) Engineering, (2) Architecture and Construction, (3) Health and Medical Care, (4) Education, (5) Society and Economics. The journal is indexed in databases such as SCOPUS, mEDRA, DOAJ, Dialnet, Latindex, Infobase, CSIC ICYT, CSIC ISOC, GOOGLE Scholars, RACO and UPCommons. en-US <div><span>Authors who publish with Journal of Accessibility and Design for All agree to the following terms:</span></div><div><br /><ol type="a"><li>Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a <a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0" target="_blank">Creative Commons Attribution License</a> that allows others to share or adapt the work with an acknowledgment of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal. Use of the work for commercial purposes are not allowed.</li><li><span>Authors are able to publish t<span>he journal's published version of the work</span> in other media <span> (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book)</span>, as far as they inform the Journal of Accessibility and Design for All of that fact. When publishing their work in </span>other sources<span>, authors must mention the name of the Journal of Accessibility and Design for All, its ISSN, the number and issue in which the article was published and a link to the main page of the Journal of Accessibility and Design for All. Optionally, they can also include a link to the article published in the Journal of Accessibility and Design for All.</span></li><li>Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website), as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work.</li></ol></div> yolanda.guasch@catac.upc.edu (Yolanda Guasch) jacces@catac.upc.edu (Yolanda Guasch) Fri, 31 May 2019 07:57:33 +0000 OJS 3.1.2.1 http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss 60 Inspiring architects in the application of design for all: knowledge transfer methods and tools http://www.jacces.org/index.php/jacces/article/view/147 Accessibility is often translated in design practice by means of a prescriptive approach, focusing on legislation’s application, instead of understanding the real needs and wishes of users. On the contrary, the descriptive and performance-based approach of Design for All can help architects in designing inclusive environments. Therefore, it is fundamental to translate the existing theory into information that meets the architects’ needs to link knowledge and practice. This study focuses on methods to inspire and support architects applying a Design for All strategy by gathering information and advice. In particular, the paper demonstrates a literature review to identify how to transfer design guidelines to architects. Based on the analysis of the included papers, four criteria were defined to translate Design for All information from users’ needs into design indications for architects in a descriptive way. The current results will provide the basis for developing a tool to inspire and create awareness for architects on Design for All in architectural practice. Erica Isa Mosca, Jasmien Herssens, Andrea Rebecchi, Stefano Capolongo Copyright (c) 2019 Erica Isa Mosca, Stefano Capolongo, Jasmien Herssens, Andrea Rebecchi https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0 http://www.jacces.org/index.php/jacces/article/view/147 Fri, 31 May 2019 07:57:07 +0000 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 http://www.jacces.org/index.php/jacces/article/view/200 <p class="BODY">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 through 1 cm anthropometric size decrease per decade. This study is a descriptive study with quantitative approach conducted in elderly care owned by local government, which is aimed to find out the conformity between the anthropometric size and the dimension of the facilities available in bathrooms and bedrooms. This research focuses on Catelya House for women and Edelweiss House for men. It is found that the beds, wardrobes, and toilet facilities are still not in conformity with the anthropometric of elderly. The heights of 3 different bed designs in 2 houses are not proportional. Most of the wardrobes shelves are not proportional with the elbow height of elderly, as they are either too high or too low for the elderly. But the bathrooms design in Catelya and Edelweiss is quite proportional. Only the handrails in Edelweiss house are too far for elderly, which requires it to be redesigned in order to minimize the safety and health risks to the elderly. </p> Bonardo Prayogo Hasiholan, Indri Hapsari Susilowati, Chandra Satrya Copyright (c) 2019 Bonardo Prayogo Hasiholan, Indri Hapsari Susilowati, Chandra Satrya https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0 http://www.jacces.org/index.php/jacces/article/view/200 Fri, 31 May 2019 07:57:11 +0000 Inclusive hotel design in India : A User Perspective http://www.jacces.org/index.php/jacces/article/view/185 <p class="BODY">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 available in a hotel as experienced by these users with regard to mobility, circulation, and access to services in all categories of hotels in India. People with disabilities (PwD) have the same motivation to travel and experience tourism as other tourists but are impeded owing to the challenges that they experience in hotels. This study focuses on PwD’s perspectives on the concept regarding barrier-free hotel design and planning in India, which encourages ‘accessible tourism’. Furthermore, this research employs a quantitative analysis from the users’ perspective pertaining to differently abled tourists with respect to the concepts of ‘barrier-free’ and ‘accessible tourism’. The users’ experiences have been rated for hotels ranging from budget to 5-star categories. Moreover, the research findings indicate that although barrier-free tourism is emerging as a concept in India, many hotels are yet to implement universal standards concerning accessibility. While the Ministry of Tourism, Government of India, has taken several initiatives to provide barrier-free tourism in 4- and 5-star hotels to make their facilities accessible for PwD, this research recommends that such facilities should be upgraded in budget hotels as well, in order to develop affordable and inclusive hotel design. In addition, this study emphasizes the relevance of universal design and proposes a new paradigm to establish inclusive hotels, which can further encourage domestic and international tourists to experience the rich culture and heritage of India.</p> Senthilkumaran Piramanayagam, Partho Pritam, Bhakti Amit More Copyright (c) 2019 Senthilkumaran Piramanayagam, Partho Pritam, Bhakti Amit More https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0 http://www.jacces.org/index.php/jacces/article/view/185 Fri, 31 May 2019 07:57:16 +0000 Understanding Risk in Daily Life of Diverse Persons with Physical and Sensory Impairments http://www.jacces.org/index.php/jacces/article/view/183 <p>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 with impairments understand risk, we developed a qualitative study design based on semi-structured interviews. Seven people with a broad range of impairments were recruited for the study. The interviews were analyzed and organized into a codification tree subdivided into four main sections: safety and risk management, risk situation portrayal, perceptions of safety measures and finally loss of control and strong sensations. The study revealed that the difficulties related to managing risk in day-to-day situations are much higher than for people without impairments and, indeed, are possibly under reported in the literature. The realization that risk is ever present in the daily lives of people with impairments has led us to reconsider how we move forward on the remainder of our study.</p> Afnen Arfaoui, Geoffrey Edwards, Ernesto Morales, Patrick Fougeyrollas Copyright (c) 2019 Afnen Arfaoui, Geoffrey Edwards, Ernesto Morales, Patrick Fougeyrollas https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0 http://www.jacces.org/index.php/jacces/article/view/183 Fri, 31 May 2019 07:57:21 +0000 Acceptability of the process of obtaining a driver's license by young people with and without disabilities http://www.jacces.org/index.php/jacces/article/view/198 <p><em>Context and objective</em>. 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 in the field, they must be aligned with scientific knowledge and the opinions of experts and users regarding driver’s education. This literature review fills a gap concerning the opinions and expectations of young people with and without disabilities and their parents.</p><p><em>Methodology</em>. A search of publications in CINAHL, PubMED, ERIC, Social Sciences Full Text, Ergonomics Abstracts, Academic Search Premier, Web of Science, PsychInfo and Current Contents Connect was done on November 2, 2017, with 118 keywords, and another search was conducted on November 8, 2017, in Sociological Abstracts with 68 keywords. After selection, 25 articles were analyzed.</p><p><em>Results</em>. Most youths report that the process of obtaining a driver’s license is stressful, anxiety-provoking and sometimes too expensive to initiate at the minimum legal age (16 years in Quebec). Youths with disabilities say that they do not have adequate information on how the process works. They appear to feel less self-efficacy than their peers without disabilities and to have more difficulties with theoretical and practical learning. Nevertheless, obtaining a license conforms with most young people’s values, whether or not they have a disability.</p><p><em>Conclusions</em>. Adapted driving schools, and particularly their instructors, need more knowledge of users’ expectations. The results justify the importance of improving and developing more adapted driver’s education for young people with disabilities, ultimately promoting equitable access to the process of obtaining a license.</p> Camille Breault, Liliane Giroux, Audrey Gauvreau, Samuel Belanger, Marie-Eve Lamontagne, Ernesto Morales Copyright (c) 2019 Camille Breault, Liliane Giroux, Audrey Gauvreau, Samuel Belanger, Marie-Eve Lamontagne, Ernesto Morales https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0 http://www.jacces.org/index.php/jacces/article/view/198 Fri, 31 May 2019 07:57:26 +0000