The Contribution of Ergonomics to Accessibility
Authors: Xavier Rétauxa, Gaetan Bourmaud
Abstract: Physical accessibility can be defined as what is possible in terms of movements in the environment, and of knowledge (spatial orientation and communication) and the use of equipment. An examination of the different professional practices currently used in relation to accessibility shows that several approaches seem to co-exist. Some of these are highly fallible and even constitute obstacles that need to be overcome. Therefore, this paper proposes a constructive approach to accessibility, which considers space as a resource for the subject who uses it, before making several proposals, which are simultaneously theoretical and methodological..
Keywords: Accessibility, Ergonomics, Methodology, Activity theories, Enabling environment
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