© 2016

Advances in Design for Inclusion

Proceedings of the AHFE 2016 International Conference on Design for Inclusion, July 27-31, 2016, Walt Disney World®, Florida, USA

  • Giuseppe Di Bucchianico
  • Pete Kercher


  • Offers a comprehensive perspective on accessibility in design

  • Discusses some of the overlaps between inclusive design and web accessibility

  • Highlights practical issues in universal design

Conference proceedings

Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 500)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Design for Inclusion and Product Development

  3. Designing for Inclusion in the Public Sector and Cultural Heritage

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 51-51
    2. Kathryn Summers, Whitney Quesenbery, Amy Pointer
      Pages 53-64
  4. Design for Disability and Social Inclusion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 79-79
    2. Paola Ingavélez-Guerra, Fernando Pesántez-Avilés, Vladimir Robles-Bykbaev, Jennifer Yépez-Alulema, Cristian Timbi-Sisalima, José Ramón Hilera
      Pages 97-107
  5. Designing for Inclusion: Methodology and Future Trends

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 115-115
    2. Santiago Martinez, John Isaacs, Fabiola Fernandez-Gutierrez, Daniel Gilmour, Ken Scott-Brown
      Pages 117-129
    3. Elke Ielegems, Jasmien Herssens, Jan Vanrie
      Pages 141-154
    4. Kim Janssens, Jan Vanrie, Katelijn Quartier, Stefan Danschutter
      Pages 155-165
  6. Multisensory Design and Mobility for Special Needs

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 167-167

About these proceedings


This book focuses on a range of topics in design, such as universal design, design for all, digital inclusion, universal usability, and accessibility of technologies independently of people’s age, economic situation, education, geographic location, culture and language. It especially focuses on accessibility for people with auditory, cognitive, neurological, and visual impairments, ageing populations, and mobility for physical special needs. The book explores some of the overlaps between inclusive design and web accessibility to help managers, designers, developers, policy makers, and researchers optimize their efforts in these overlapping areas. Based on the AHFE 2016 International Conference on Design for Inclusion, held on July 27-31, 2016, in Walt Disney World®, Florida, USA, this book discusses new design technologies, highlighting various requirements of individuals within a community. Thanks to its multidisciplinary approach, the book represents a useful resource for readers with different kinds of backgrounds and provides them with a timely, practice-oriented guide to design for inclusion.


User-centered Design Multisensory Design Design for Disability Social Inclusion Mobility for Special Needs Ecological Design Sustainable Design Digital Inclusion Barrier-free Environment Design for the Disabled Accessibility Design Design for Community Design for all AHFE 2016 Proceedings

Editors and affiliations

  • Giuseppe Di Bucchianico
    • 1
  • Pete Kercher
    • 2
  1. 1.University of Chieti-Pescara PescaraItaly
  2. 2.EIDD - Design for All Europe Oliveto LarioItaly

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Advances in Design for Inclusion
  • Book Subtitle Proceedings of the AHFE 2016 International Conference on Design for Inclusion, July 27-31, 2016, Walt Disney World®, Florida, USA
  • Editors Giuseppe Di Bucchianico
    Pete Kercher
  • Series Title Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing
  • Series Abbreviated Title Advs in Intelligent Syst., Computing
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-41961-9
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-41962-6
  • Series ISSN 2194-5357
  • Series E-ISSN 2194-5365
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVI, 638
  • Number of Illustrations 55 b/w illustrations, 183 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Computational Intelligence
    Engineering Design
    Industrial Design
    Cognitive Psychology
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