Designing the Inclusive Built Environment: An Exploration of Opportunities Offered by ICTs

  • Emilia Conte Politecnico di Bari

Abstract

ICTs and other technologies already assist people with disabilities in daily living; however,
opportunities offered by these technologies during the design of the inclusive built environment
are not much explored. The BE-free@campus project conducted at the Polytechnic University
of Bari, Italy, is reported as an experiment testifying how potentials of ICTs can be exploited.
Results of the project, i.e. (i) a personal digital assistant for navigation of students with
disabilities and their caregivers in University buildings and spaces and (ii) criteria for the metadesign
of a University PEBA, can be exported to other contexts of application.

Published
2017-07-06
How to Cite
CONTE, Emilia. Designing the Inclusive Built Environment: An Exploration of Opportunities Offered by ICTs. Tema:Technology,Engineering,Materials and Architecture, [S.l.], v. 3, n. 1, p. 76-87, july 2017. ISSN 2421-4574. Available at: <http://artecweb.org/ojs2/index.php/TeMA/article/view/118>. Date accessed: 18 nov. 2017. doi: https://doi.org/10.17410/tema.v3i1.118.
Section
Building Design and Techniques