Springer Series in Rehabilitation and Health

Enabling Environments

Measuring the Impact of Environment on Disability and Rehabilitation

Editors: Steinfeld, Edward, Danford, Gary (Eds.)

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TItis volume is the first effort to compile representative work in the emerging research area on the relationship of disability and physical environment since Barrier-Free Environments, edited by Michael Bednar, was published in 1977. Since that time, disability rights legislation like the Americans, with Disabilities Act in the United States, the worldwide growth of the independent-living move­ ment, rapid deinstitutionalization, and the maturation of functional assessment methodology have all had their impact on this research area. The impact has been most noticeable in two ways-fostering the integration of environmental vari­ ables in rehabilitation research and practice, and changing paradigms for environ­ mental interventions. As the contributions in this volume demonstrate, the relationship of disabil­ ity and physical environment is no longer of interest primarily to designers and other professionals concerned with managing the resources of the built environ­ ment. The physical environment has always been recognized as an important variable affecting rehabilitation outcome. Until recently, however, concepts and tools were not available to measure its impact in clinical practic~ and outcomes research. In particular, lack of a theoretical foundation that integrated environ­ ment with the disablement process hampered development of both research and clinical methodology. Thus, the physical environment received little attention from the mainstream rehabilitation research community. However, this situation is changing rapidly.

Table of contents (18 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Steinfeld, Edward (et al.)

    Pages 1-6

  • Theory as a Basis for Research on Enabling Environments

    Steinfeld, Edward (et al.)

    Pages 11-33

  • Research Implications of Universal Design

    Connell, Bettye Rose (et al.)

    Pages 35-57

  • Space Requirements for Accessibility

    Voordt, Theo J. M.

    Pages 59-88

  • “The Enabler” Applied to Occupational Therapy

    Iwarsson, Susanne (et al.)

    Pages 93-109

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Enabling Environments
Book Subtitle
Measuring the Impact of Environment on Disability and Rehabilitation
Editors
  • Edward Steinfeld
  • Gary Danford
Series Title
Springer Series in Rehabilitation and Health
Copyright
1999
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4615-4841-6
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4615-4841-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-306-45891-0
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4613-7195-3
Series ISSN
1567-7575
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 418
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