Programme

Hopefully this is the final programme!

Speakers – if you spot anything that doesn’t work (e.g. time, length of talk, please let us know as soon as possible).

Overview of the programme

Posters and demonstrations will be displayed in the Ron Cooke Hub throughout the conference.

The conference in detail

Monday 22 August

Monday 9:30 – 9:45

  • Welcome and Introduction

Monday 9:45 – 10:30

  • Keynote talk: “A Cultural-Historical Approach to Universal Design”
    Per-Olof Hedvall, CERTEC, University of Lund Sweden

Monday 11:00 – 12:30

Sessions in Parallel (Long papers 30 minutes, Short papers 15 minutes)

User involvement in Universal Design I
Room: RCH/204
  • Facilitating user involvement from disability rights organizations in higher education and scientific research on Universal Design in Norway (Long)
    Ulf Rydningen, Inger Marie Lid and Phuoc Tan Le
  • Consultative democracy, spatial politics, and the shaping of inclusive design (Long)
    Rob Imrie
  • A lead user approach to Universal Design – involving older adults in the design process (Long)
    Sujithra Raviselvam, Victoria Tam, Katja Hölttä-Otto, Kristin L. Wood and Kamya Nagarajan
Universal design for education in architecture and the built environment I
Room: RCH/248
  • Educating architects in the design of inclusive environments (Long)
    Goksenin Inalhan
  • Universal design and continuing professional development for architects: an Irish case study (Long)
    Eoghan C O Shea, Megan Basnak, Merritt Bucholz and Edward Steinfeld
  • Innovating with people – the business of inclusive design: tools and methods for a people-centred innovation strategy (Short)
    Onny Eikhaug
Universal design for health and well-being
Room: RCH/017
  • Implementing universal design strategies in municipalities – a multidisciplinary approach to Universal Design and public health (Short)
    Roger Jensen
  • Ensuring universal access to eye health in urban slums in the Global South: the case of Bhopal (India) (Long)
    Andrea Pregel, Tracy Vaughan Gough, Emma Jolley, Sandeep Buttan and Archana Bhambal
  • Interaction design in the built environment: designing for the “universal user” (Long)
    Cathy Dalton
  • Co-Motion: mobility and wellbeing in later life (Short)
    Mark Bevan, Helen Petrie, Howard Cambridge, Steve Cinderby, Karen Croucher, David Swallow, Rose Gilroy and Katia Attuyer
Universal design of the web I
Room: RCH/103
  • Norway’s ICT accessibility legislation, methods and indicators (Long)
    Malin Rygg, Dagfinn Rømen and Brynhild Runa Sterri
  • Search, read and write: an inquiry into web accessibility for people with dyslexia (Long)
    Gerd Berget, Jo Herstad and Frode Eika Sandnes
  • Universally designed text on the web: towards readability criteria based on anti-patterns (Long)
    Evelyn Eika

Monday 14:00 – 15:30

User involvement in Universal Design II
Room: RCH/204
  • Inclusive planning: paramount in today’s Norway (Long)
    Trine Nohr and Eli Kristin Langset
  • Eliciting parents’ individual requirements for an inclusive digital school system (Long)
    Håkan Eftring, Kirsten Rassmus-Gröhn and Per-Olof Hedvall
  • Testing universal design of a public media website with real users (Short)
    Weiqin Chen, Siri Kessel, Norun C. Sanderson and Naoe Tatara
Universal design for education in architecture and the built environment II
Room: RCH/248
  • Professional Master in Universal Design in the built environment: linking theory to practice (Short)
    Camilla Ryhl and Anne Kathrine Frandsen (Cancelled due to illness)
  • How juries assess Universal Design in Norwegian architectural school competitions (Long)
    Leif D. Houck
Universal Design Education
Room: Large Pod
  • Developing inclusive teaching and learning through the principles of Universal Design (Short)
    Kjetil Knarlag and Elinor Olaussen
  • Facilitating the concept of Universal Design among design students – changes in teaching in the last decade (Short)
    Tom Vavik
  • Teaching universal design in the early stages of a design curriculum: involving end users in a student project (Long)
    Wendell Wilson, Young Mi Choi and Brian Jones
  • Educating students about standardisation relating to Universal Design (Long)
    Jenny S. Darzentas
Universal Design: Attitudes and awareness I
Room: RCH/103
  • The general opinion on accessibility – research about attitudes in Finland (Long)
    Marika Nordlund, Kirsi Maunula and Niina Kilpelä
  • Innovation through Universal Design – the innovation award for Universal Design (Long)
    Onny Eikhaug
  • Cross professional collaboration in a university setting (Long)
    Evastina Björk and Stig Ottosson
Universal design of public buildings and spaces I
Room: RCH/017
    • Vandhalla – a sports centre and a successful example of first-generation universal design (Short)
      Sidse Grangaard and Camilla Ryhl
    • Can we build inclusion? (Long)
      Inge Mette Kirkeby and Sidse Grangaard
    • Aalto University Undergraduate Centre: protected Alvar Aalto building awarded for accessibility (Short)
      Antti Raike, Antti Ahlava, Pauliina Skyttä and Teemu Tuomi


Monday 16:00 – 17:00

Universal Design: Attitudes and awareness II
Room: RCH/103
  • First year students evaluating an award-winning project (Short)
    Carolyn Ahmer and Ingebjørg Børsheim
  • Grant as a driving force for innovation in Universal Design (Short)
    Tina Therese Larsen and Torben Blindheim
  • Accessibility videos (Short)
    Ari Kurppa and Marika Nordlund
Universal design for mobility I
Room: RCH/017
  • Beyond accessible mobility: insights into psychosocial inclusivity dimensions in personal transport (Long)
    Yonghun Lim, Farnaz Nickpour and Joseph Giacomin
  • Understanding the lived experience of five individuals with mobility aids (Long)
    Tanja Walsh and Helen Petrie
Universal design: evolving policy I
Room: RCH/248
  • From visions to practical policy: the Universal Design journey in Norway. What did we learn? What did we gain? What now? (Long)
    Einar Lund and Olav Rand Bringa
  • A South African municipality mapping the way forward for social inclusion through Universal Design (Long)
    Michelle Aalbers
Universal design and ICT I
Room: RCH/204
  • Interaction design and personalization mechanisms in ICT services for people with Down syndrome (Long)
    Riitta Hellman, Lars Thomas Boye, Alexandra Covaci, Fenglin Han, Katrine Moe Printz and Silvia Rus
  • Framing the Universal Design of information and communication technology: an interdisciplinary model for research and practice (Long)
    G. Anthony Giannoumis
Universal design: light and colour I
Room: Large Pod
  • Understanding WCAG2.0 colour contrast requirements through 3D colour space visualisation (Long)
    Frode Eika Sandnes
  • Colour coding of maps for colour deficient observers (Short)
    Anne Kari Røise, Anne Kristin Kvitle and Phil Green
  • How to frame universal workspace lighting (Short)
    Nanet Mathiasen and Anne Kathrine Frandsen

Tuesday 23 August

Tuesday 9:30 – 10:15

  • Keynote talk: “Universal design and the position of women with disabilities in the Arab world”
    Professor Safaa M. Issa, Menoufia University, Egypt

Tuesday 11:00 – 12:30

Universal design for mobility II
Room: RCH/017

SESSION CANCELLED – both authors ill!

  • Directional tactile pavings in a universal design perspective (Long)
    Jacob Deichmann (Cancelled)
  • Mobility experiences of persons with visual impairments in Indian railway station environments (Long)
    Gaurav Raheja and Megha Tyagi (Cancelled)
Universal design: protocols, regulations and standards
Room: RCH/103
  • How to solve dilemmas arising from the idea of improving physical accessibility in relation to aesthetics and architectural heritage (Long)
    Sigmund Asmervik
  • Do performance-based codes support universal design in architecture? (Short)
    Sidse Grangaard and Anne Kathrine Frandsen
  • Universal design as a booster for housing quality and architectural practice (Long)
    Karine Denizou
Universal design for daily living
Room: RCH/248
  • Developing a user-centred planning tool for young adults with development disorders: a research-based teaching project (Short)
    Kirsten Ribu and Tulpesh Patel
  • Shopping with acquired brain injuries, coping strategies and Maslowian principles (Long)
    Jonas Andersson, Terry Skehan, Monica Rydén and Elisabeth Lagerkrans
  • Changing places: an international perspective on the provision of accessible toilets in public spaces (Long)
    Nicholas Kent
  • Standard lavatories for wheeled mobility devices users (Short)
    Alborz Ahosseini
User involvement in universal design III
Room: RCH/204
  • Transforming inclusion: designing in the experience of greater technological possibility (Long)
    Catherine Bridge, Oya Demirbilek and Alicia Mintzes
  • Three case studies on methods of working with older people on the design of new technologies (Long)
    Zaidatol Haslinda Abdullah Sani, Helen Petrie, David Swallow and Andrew Lewis

Tuesday 14:00 – 15:00

Panel discussion: Strategies and Policies for a Universally Designed Society
Room: RCH/037

The panel will discuss the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and in particular Article 9 of the Convention on Accessibility. Each of the panelists will present the status of accessibility in their country and relevant organisations, together with their thoughts on the use of the political tools and strategies needed to reach a Universally Designed society.

Chair:
Åse Kari Haugeto

Panellists:

  • Phillip Thompson, UD Africa, South Africa
  • Safaa M Issa, Menofia University, Egypt
  • Rob Imrie, Goldsmiths University, London, UK
  • Jonas Andersson, Myndigheten för delaktighet (Swedish Agency for Participation), Sweden

Tuesday 15:30 – 17:30

(15:30 – 16:30) Universal design: theory and practice I
Room: RCH/103
  • On the relationship between “universal” and “particular” in architecture (Long)
    Alberto Arenghi, Ilaria Garofolo and Antonio Lauria
  • Existential design applied in universal design settings (Short)
    Anne Britt Torkildsby
  • A Universal Design approach to government service delivery: the case of ChileAtiende (Short)
    Leonardo Sandoval
(16:30 – 17:30) Universal Design: light and colour II
Room: RCH/103
  • Planning and measuring luminance contrast in staircases (Long)
    Leif D. Houck, Kristoffer Gundersen and Ola Strengen
  • Simulating colour vision deficiency from a spectral image (Long)
    Raju Shrestha
Universal design for mobility III
Room: RCH/017
  • Challenges and successes in the application of universal access principles in the development of bus rapid transport systems in South Africa (Long)
    Phillip Thompson
  • Involving older adults in the technology design process: a case study on mobility and wellbeing in the built environment (Long)
    David Swallow, Helen Petrie, Christopher Power, Andrew Lewis and Alistair D.N. Edwards
Universal design: evolving policy II
Room: RCH/248
    • Local and regional authorities as resources for implementing universal design policy in Norway (Short)
      Einar Lund
    • Equalization and participation for all: Swedish disability policy at a crossroads (Long)
      Hans von Axelson, Arvid Lindén, Jonas E. Andersson and Terry Skehan
    • Rogaland County Council and Universal Design (Long)
      Linda Nilsen Ask
    • Deregulation of the building code and the Norwegian approach to regulation of accessibility in the built environment (Long)
      Pål Lyngstad

Universal design of public buildings and spaces II
Room: RCH/037

  • The case of best practice: evaluation of the new headquarters for the Danish Disability Organizations (Long)
    Camilla Ryhl and Anne Kathrine Frandsen (Cancelled due to illness)
  • Wheeled mobility devices and access to buildings (Short)
    Alborz Ahosseini
  • Towards universal design hotels in Denmark (Short)
    Sidse Grangaard
  • Universal mosque/masjid design (Short) (may be cancelled)
    Nazem Fawzi Al-Mansoor
Universal design and ICT II
Room: RCH/204
  • Evaluation of accessibility testing methods: which methods uncover what type of problems? (Long)
    Aleksander Bai, Heidi Camilla Mork, Trenton Schulz and Kristin Skeide Fuglerud
  • Barriers to banking – towards an inclusive banking environment in South Africa (Long)
    Estelle Martinson and Johannes Martinson
  • Embodied and distributed parallel DJing (Long)
    Birgitta Cappelen and Anders-Petter Andersson
  • Exploring intrinsic and extrinsic motivations to participate in a crowdsourcing project to support blind and partially sighted students (Long)
    Fatma Layas and Helen Petrie

Wednesday 9:30 – 10:30

  • Keynote talk: “Accessible User Experience: In Strategy, In Practice…In Thinking”
    Mike Paciello, President, The Paciello Group

Wednesday 11:00 – 12:30

Universal design: Size matters!
Room: Large Pod
  • Universal design: the importance of accommodating different body sizes in education (Short)
    Erin Pritchard
  • Functioning and challenges in equality and accessibility among people with short stature (Short)
    Kirsti Pesola, Heidi Anttila, Outi Mäkiitie, Sanna Leppäjoki and Sinikka Hiekkala
  • A universal design method for reflecting physical characteristics variability: a case study of a bicycle frame (Short)
    Masato Shimada, Wataru Suzuki, Shuho Yamada and Masato Inoue
Universal design for cultural heritage and tourism I
Room: RCH/204
  • Universal Design in a zoological setting (Long)
    Mark Trieglaff
  • A conceptual framework for inclusive storytelling to increase diversity and motivation for cultural tourism in Thailand (Long)
    Kittichai Kasemsarn and Farnaz Nickpour
  • Applying universal design in museums: empowering the community, investing in the future (Long) (via skype)
    Anastasia Kalou
Universal design of domestic environments I
Room: RCH/037
  • My own age-friendly renovated house (Long)
    Bart Vermandere and Tine Missinne
  • Energy efficiency and universal design in home renovations – a comparative review (Long)
    Ermal Kapedani, Jasmien Herssens and Griet Verbeeck
  • Universal Design and welfare technology (Long)
    Rudolph Brynn
Measuring universal design I
Room: RCH/248
  • Qualitative description of spatial quality in inclusive architecture (Short)
    Camilla Ryhl, Masashi Kajita and Rene Sørensen
  • Mobile app to assess universal access compliance (Long)
    Colette Fransolet
  • Upgrading existing buildings to Universal Design: what cost-benefit analyses can tell us (Long)
    Finn Aslaksen

Wednesday 14:00 – 15:30

Universal design of the web II
Room: RCH/103
  • The importance of process-oriented accessibility guidelines for web developers (Long)
    Linn Steen-Hansen and Siri Fagernes
  • Balancing methods for testing and evaluation of ICT solutions to meet both user needs and technical standards (Long)
    Stein Erik Skotkjerra
  • Understanding and supporting web developers: design and evaluation of a Web Accessibility Information Resource (WebAIR) (Long)
    David Swallow, Helen Petrie and Christopher Power
Universal design and libraries
Room: Large Pod
  • Library services for all LSN, the IFLA section for people with special needs and Universal Design (Long)
    Knut M. Nygaard
  • Universal Design and library building design: challenges and opportunities (Long)
    Sharon Bostick and Olaf Eigenbrodt
  • Collections, new technologies and Universal Design in university libraries (Long)
    Sharon Bostick and Olaf Eigenbrodt
  • Resource discovery and universal access: understanding enablers and barriers from user perspective (Long)
    Wondwossen Mulualem Beyene
Universal design for cultural heritage and tourism II
Room: RCH/204
  • History with a future – perception and inclusive quality of use of a European cultural heritage site (Long)
    Veronika Egger and Lisa Ehrenstrasser
  • Universal access in heritage sites: a case study on historic site in Jaipur, India (Long)
    Shweta Vardia, Rachna Khare and Ajay Khare
  • Heritage and accessibility in 10 postcards (Long)
    Bart Vermandere and Tine Missinne
Universal design of domestic environments II
Room: RCH/037
  • RemoTable: sharing daily activities and moods using smart furniture (Long)
    Torben Wallbaum, Wilko Heuten and Susanne Boll
  • Multidisciplinary procedures for designing housing adaptations for people with mobility disabilities (Long)
    Sasicha Sukkay
  • Universal design and the smart home (Short)
    Tim Pennick, Sue Hessey and Roland Craigie
Measuring universal design II
Room: RCH/248
  • On assessing the costs and benefits of universal design of ICT (Long)
    Till Halbach and Kristin Skeide Fuglerud
  • Mapping Norway – a method to register and survey the status of accessibility (Long)
    Kathrin Bögelsack and Sven Michaelis
  • Accessibility in public buildings: efficiency of checklist protocols (Long)
    Jonas E. Andersson and Terry Skehan

POSTERS AND DEMONSTRATIONS
(throughout the conference)

  • Aalto University Undergraduate Centre. Protected Alvar Aalto building awarded for accessibility
    Antti Raike, Antti Ahlava, Pauliina Skyttä and Teemu Tuomi
  • Accessibility videos
    Ari Kurppa and Marika Nordlund
  • Rogaland County Council and Universal Design
    Linda Nilsen Ask
  • The “free from housing accessibility problems” app
    Oskar Jonsson et al
  • Colour coding of maps for colour deficient observers
    Anne Kari Røise, Anne Kristin Kvitle and Phil Green
  • The AccessOfficer: promoting universal design
    Anthony Rylands
  • Mapping Norway – methods and results
    Kathrin Bögelsack and Sven Michaelis
  • Mapping Norway – from mapping to use
    Kathrin Bögelsack and Sven Michaelis
  • Tablet computers for older users
    Maneerut Chatrangsan and Helen Petrie
  • MOOCAP: MOOC Accessibility Partnership Project
    Jenny S. Darzentas
  • Barriers to banking – towards an inclusive banking environment in South Africa (audio-visual)
    Estelle Martinson and Johannes Martinson
  • Developing inclusive teaching and learning through the principles of Universal Design
    Kjetil Knarlag and Elinor Olaussen
  • Co-Motion: mobility and wellbeing in later life
    Mark Bevan, Helen Petrie, Howard Cambridge, Steve Cinderby, Karen Croucher, David Swallow, Rose Gilroy and Katia Attuyer