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This e-book was once encouraged by way of the 3rd Cambridge Workshop sequence on common entry and Assistive know-how held in April 2006; the individuals symbolize major researchers within the fields of Inclusive layout, Rehabilitation Robotics, common entry and Assistive know-how. Contributions specialize in layout matters for a extra inclusive international; permitting desktop entry and the advance of recent applied sciences; assistive know-how and rehabilitation robotics; and knowing clients and related to them in design.

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The principal requirements for the successful design of accessible fitness equipment would be identified and embodied in an inclusive design standard for the industry. 1). Rationales cited by suppliers for involvement in the research included commercial gains from increased equipment sales, a positive company profile from a public commitment to inclusion, avoidance of possible litigation against Disability Discrimination Act (1995) requirements and the opportunity to influence future fitness industry standards for accessible design.

The survey was initially part of a project sponsored by the DTI, which produced a high impact training package to introduce executives to inclusive design. This work is being followed up by the Centre for Inclusive Technology and Design (CITD), in particular by developing a three-day training workshop, equipping designers to put inclusive design into practice. 6 References Dong H, Clarkson PJ, Keates S (2004) Requirements capture for inclusive design resources and tools. In: Proceedings of ESDA 2004, Manchester, UK Dong H (2004) Barriers to inclusive design in the UK.

4 Industrial Perspectives and Supplier Input Supplier input into the design standards was sought directly at 6 formal R&D forums attended by individual product designers, production managers, sales staff and IFI representatives. Further qualitative and anecdotal information was gathered informally from observational analysis at these forums along with industry press and freeform interviews conducted during site visits and pre- and post-visit Encouraging Inclusive Design Through Standardisation 27 telephone and email dialogue.

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