- Developed and tested a set of research tools to use in cross-disability research related to UD.
- Established a program of new product development with over 12 products and buildings that are completed or in construction.
- Advanced the expansion of the U.S. visitability movement by writing a comprehensive policy brief on visitability for the AARP Public Policy Institute, initiating and helping the ICC/ANSI A117 standards committee adopt a consensus standard on visitable housing, and providing technical assistance that resulted in the construction of thousands of visitable homes.
- Conducted an Envisioning Workshop of experts to develop a shared view of the future of UD and a State of the Science Conference focused on identifying the needs for improving evidence-based practice in the field.
- Developed and launched the first online continuing education program for professionals, with 4 courses in UD.
- Developed the only architecture graduate concentration in UD at the University at Buffalo and expanded UD curricula in architecture programs at __ Historically Black Colleges and Universities.
- Launched the UD E-World website (http://www.udeworld.com) to serve as an easily accessible clearinghouse for all information products of the RERC and the IDeA Center.
- Published extensively, including dozens of peer reviewed articles and conference papers on our research program, design resource bulletins, five books, and several videos.
Beecher, V., & Paquet, V. (2005). A survey instrument for the universal design of consumer products. Applied Ergonomics, 36, 363-372.
Maisel, J. (2005). Visitability. In unknown (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Disability (pp. 1). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
Steinfeld, E. (2005). The Fair Housing Act. In unknown (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Disability (pp. 1). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
Steinfeld, E., & Salmen, J. (2005). Accessibility Standards. In unknown (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Disability (pp. 1). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
Tauke, B. (2006). Making difference: Architecture for social justice. In H. Better (Ed.), Social Xchange: Architecture from theory to action (pp. 1). New York, NY: Princeton Architectural Press.
Li Y., A. Mihailidis, G. Fernie (2007). Are pedestrians allowed enough time to cross intersections in all weather conditions?. Journal of Safety Research.
Li, Y., Snoek, J., Mihailidis, A., Fernie, G (2007). The relationship between walking speed and environmental temperature. Walk 21.
Steinfeld, E. (2006). Steinfeld, E. Emergency evacuation of people with disabilities. Journal of Security Education, 2, 107-118.
Steinfeld, E. and Salmen, J. (2005). Accessibility codes and standards. Encyclopedia of Disability. In Albrecht, G. L. (general editor) (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Disability (pp. 13-16). Thousand Oaks CA: Sage.
Steinfeld, E. (2006). The Fair Housing Act. In Albrecht, G. L. (general editor) (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Disability (pp. ??). Thousand Oaks CA: Sage.
Maisel, J. and Steinfeld, E. (2006). Visitability. In Albrecht, G. L. (general editor) (Ed.), Visitability (pp. ??). Thousand Oaks CA: Sage.
Maisel, J (2007). Toward inclusive housing and neighborhood design: A look at visitability. In J. Nasar, J. Evans-Cowley (Ed.), Universal Design and Visitability: From Accessibility to Zoning (pp. 31-44). Columbus, OH: John Glenn School of Public Affairs.
Maisel, J. (2007). Visitability: A major no-step towards accessible housing. Planning Commissioner’s Journal, 66, ??.
Maisel, J. (2006). Toward inclusive housing and neighborhood design: A look at visitability. Community Development: Journal of the Community Development Society, 31, 26-34.
Tauke, B. (2007). Studying Difference: A University General Education Course on Universal Design. Journal of Architecture, Conservation and Urban Studies, ?, ?.
Tauke, B. (2006). Universal Design Leadership Initiative: Universal Design Identity Project Final Report. Washington, D.C: National Endowment for the Arts.
Danford, G.S., Steinfeld, E. (2006). Universal Design and the Building Case. Buffalo, NY: Center for Inclusive Design and Environmental Access.
Lenker, J., Feathers, D., Nasarwanji, M. and Paquet, V. (2008). Perspectives of elders on product usability in the home. Proceedings of the International Conference on Aging, Disability and Independence. St. Petersburg, FL
Hooper PL, Jutai JW, Strong JG, and Russell-Minda E. (2008). Age-related macular degeneration and low vision rehabilitation: a systematic review. Canadian Journal of Ophthalmology, 43, 180-187.
Tauke, B. (2007). Studying Difference: A University General Education Course on Universal Design. Abacus: Journal of Architecture, Conservation and Urban Studies, n/a, 1-6.
Tauke, B. (2008). Universal Design: The Time is Now.
Tauke, B. (2008). Universal Design – A Declaration of Independence. In E. Feddersen, Ludtke (Ed.), Housing for the Elderly – A Design Manual (pp. 1-5). unk: Birkhauser Press.
Edward Steinfeld (2008). The Concept of Universal Design.
Grimble, M. (2009). SOCIAL SUSTAINABILITY AND COLLEGIATE CAMPUSES: Measuring Environments? Functionality. Buffalo, NY: SUNY at Buffalo.
White, J. (2009). Didactic Daylight Design for Education. Buffalo, NY: SUNY at Buffalo.
Schoell (2009). Moving Vertically: A Research Method Grounded in the Social Sciences Studying the Built Environment?s Influence on Social Integration. Buffalo, NY: SUNY at Buffalo.
Joseph, C., Tauke, B. and Steinfeld, E. (2008). Factors influencing legibility and comprehension of text–UD Evidence Based Guidelines.
White, J. and Steinfeld, E. (2009). Inclusive Housing: A Pattern Book. New York, NY: W.W. Norton & Co..
White, J. and Steinfeld, E. (2009). Visitability: An Inclusive Design Approach for Housing. Buffalo, NY: Center for Inclusive Design and Environmental Access.
Maisel, J., Smith, E., Steinfeld, E. (2008). Increasing Home Access: Designing for Visitability. Washington, DC: AARP Public Policy Institute.
Jutai JW, Strong JG, Russell-Minda E (2009). Effectiveness of Assistive Technologies for Low Vision Rehabilitation: A Systematic Review. Journal of Visual Impairment and Blindness, 103, 210-222.
Steinfeld, E. (2008). Universal design ? practice and method. In A. Helal, et al. (Ed.), Technology for Aging, Disability and Independence (pp. unk.). Hoboken: Wiley and Sons.
Smith, S.K. , Rayer, S., Smith, E., (2008). Aging and Disability: Implications for the Housing Industry and Housing Policy in the United States. Journal of the American Planning Association, 74, unk..
Tauke, B. (2008). Universal Design – The Time is Now.
Tauke, B. (2009). Universal Design? A Declaration of Independence? (forward). In E. Feddersen and I. Lüdtke (Ed.), Housing for the Elderly – A Design Manual (pp. pp vii-xiv). Basel, Switzerland: Birkhauser Press.
Tauke, B. and Koch, S. (2008). Universal Design Education Online Usability Evaluation Report. Buffalo, NY: Center for Inclusive Design and Environmental Access.
Li, Y., Fernie, G., & Li, Y. (2010). Pedestrian behavior and safety on a two-stage crossing with a center refuge island and the effect of winter weather on pedestrian compliance rate. Accident; Analysis and Prevention, 42(4), 1156–1163.
Lenker, J., Nasarwanji, M., Paquet, V., Feathers, D., & Lenker, J. (2011). A tool for rapid assessment of product usability and universal design: Development and preliminary psychometric testing. Work, 39(2), 141–150.
Li, Y., Alshaer, H., Fernie, G. (2009). Blood pressure and thermal responses to repeated whole body cold exposure: Effect of winter clothing. European Journal of Applied Physiology, 107, 673-685.
Steinfeld, E., White, J. (2010). Inclusive Housing: A Pattern Book. New York: W.W. Norton & Co.
Maisel, J. (2010). The evolution of universal design in housing in the United States: Toward
Visitability and pattern books. In W. Preiser and K. Smith (Ed.), Universal Design Handbook (2nd edition) (pp. 25.1-8). New York: McGraw-Hill.
Steinfeld, E., Maisel, J., Feathers, D., & D’Souza, C. (2010). Anthropometry and standards for wheeled mobility: An international comparison. Assistive Technology, 22.1, 51-67.
Maisel, J. (ed.) (2010). The State of the Science of Universal Design: Emerging Research and Developments. U.A.E: Bentham Sciences Ltd. 1.46
Maisel J. (2010). Visitability. International Encyclopedia of Rehabilitation, unk., unk..
Paquet, V. & Steinfeld, E. (eds.) (2010). Special issue on space requirements for wheeled mobility. Assistive Technology, 22.1, spring 2010.
Tauke, B., and Schoell, D. (2010). The Sensory House. In W. Preiser and K. Smith (Ed.), Universal Design Handbook (2nd edition) (pp. unk.). New York: McGraw-Hill.
Tauke, B., and M.J. Carroll, L. Pacheco (eds.) (2010). Inclusive Wayfinding in Lockwood Library at the University at Buffalo. Buffalo, N.Y: University at Buffalo Libraries.
Steinfeld, E. (2010). Universal design. International Encyclopedia of Rehabilitation, unk., unk..
Steinfeld, E., Seelman, K. (2010). Enabling Environments; World Rehabilitation Report. Geneva: World Health Organization.
1999 - 2004
Established the need for UD and created a catalyst for the growth of the UD community. Created a model for using anthropometry in UD, developed strategies for promoting UD adoption in the building and product industries, and encouraged consumers, both with and without disabilities, to value UD in the marketplace.
2005 - 2010
Produced strategically important deliverables that helped faciliate and advance the field of UD. Generated critical human factors data to resolve design and engineering problems, developed methods to evaluate the usability of designs for people with disabilities, and identified priorities for research and development.
2010 - 2015
Advanced knowledge translation for universal design using a Knowledge-To-Action Model. Engaged in strategically important projects that integrated UD Goals with the generally accepted models of practice across three domains of the built environment: (1) housing, (2) public buildings, and (3) community infrastructure.
2015 - 2020
Addresses key needs for knowledge and demonstrates the value of evidence-based practice. Includes evaluations of buildings and facilities using UD features to assess their effectiveness, strengthen the business case for UD, and provide evidence to support increased adoption of UD.