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