TORRENS, G., 2012. Assistive technology product to universal design: a way forward. Design For All, 7 (7), pp. 182 - 205.
The aim of this article is to provide those involved in Design for All with
an insight into ways in which we may influence United Kingdom (UK)
society to be more accepting of those who have impairment; and,
make new product development (NPD) more viable. This article draws
upon over 25 years’ experience working with people who have
impairments and live with disability. The context of Assistive
Technology (AT) products are defined within a user-centred, new
product development (NPD) process. The viewpoint of the user,
associated stakeholders and a wider UK society are described along
with ways in which their associated preferences may be obtained.
This article was published in the journal, Design for All. It is also available at: http://www.designforall.in/newsletter.html