Inclusive Design for Recycling Facilities: Public Participation Equity for the Visually Impaired

Kin Wai Michael Siu (Corresponding Author), Chi Hang Lo, Yi Lin Wong

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Abstract

Researchers and designers are increasingly advocating wider and fairer participation in recycling. However, many people are still excluded from this meaningful social participation. For example, visually impaired persons (VIPs) still face many barriers to participating in recycling independently. Since 2015, a series of studies has been conducted to explore the possibility of VIPs participating in recycling. Through a case study of designing recycling facilities for VIPs, this paper explores and discusses the difficulties and limitations that the visually impaired experience in participating in recycling, despite technological advancements that claim to help people with disabilities. It also identifies some directions for researchers and designers for future studies and professional practice.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHuman Systems Engineering and Design II - Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Human Systems Engineering and Design
Subtitle of host publicationFuture Trends and Applications, IHSED 2019
EditorsTareq Ahram, Waldemar Karwowski, Stefan Pickl, Redha Taiar
PublisherSpringer-Verlag
Pages312-317
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9783030279271
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 14 Aug 2019
Event2nd International Conference on Human Systems Engineering and Design: Future Trends and Applications, IHSED 2019 - Munich, Germany
Duration: 16 Sep 201918 Sep 2019

Publication series

NameAdvances in Intelligent Systems and Computing
Volume1026
ISSN (Print)2194-5357
ISSN (Electronic)2194-5365

Conference

Conference2nd International Conference on Human Systems Engineering and Design: Future Trends and Applications, IHSED 2019
CountryGermany
CityMunich
Period16/09/1918/09/19

Keywords

  • Equity
  • Fairness
  • Inclusive design
  • Participation
  • Public design
  • Recycling
  • Visually impaired persons (VIPs)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Computer Science(all)

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