Professor Clive D’Souza’s Inclusive Mobility Research Lab Creating Data-Driven Tools for Inclusive Design

The Inclusive Mobility Research Lab at the University of Michigan’s Center for Ergonomics is developing a website that will provide design aids based on results from a major study on people who use wheeled mobility aids. The site will feature a visual interface with design tools to assist architects and engineers in consulting data from the Anthropometry of Wheeled Mobility Project which collected detailed measures of 500 people using different types of wheeled mobility aids (the project was largely funded by the Access Board). The site also will serve as an evidence-based resource to support development or review of accessibility standards and specifications.

The design tool can be accessed HERE

– As featured in the July/August 2018 the monthly newsletter from the US Access Board, which is a federal agency that promotes equality for people with disabilities through leadership in accessible design and the development of accessibility guidelines and standards for the built environment, transportation, communication.