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This guide provides information on disability studies, with an emphasized focus on design. It links to resources such as books, website, articles, images and videos. All the design examples were selected based on their significance in the history of inclusive design, as well as their current innovations and inspirations for future design. We try to create a balance between innovative conceptual design and important existing design; while embracing a broad cross-section of media and processes. The guide is mainly organized by disability category to help viewers to have a clear understanding of different disabilities and to facilitate browsing. This guide does not represent a comprehensive list of all design cases relevant to disability research. Highlighting design examples are selected from library materials, popular news articles, and the authoritative design competition web platform.
Guide created and augmented at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign as part of the #FromMargintoCenter initiative at the Ricker Library of Architecture and Art. Edited for use by Indiana University-Bloomington by graduate assistant, Loesje Krabbe.