Center for Inclusive Design and Environmental Access Universal Design Bathroom, Universal Design Identity, UD Interactive Model and Home Modifications projects
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Current Surveys

Home Modification Practitioner Survey

The Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Universal Design and the Built Environment (RERC-UD) is conducting a nationwide survey of home modification practitioners, including therapists, architects, contractors, service coordinators, and consumers. The goal is to identify current practices for implementing home modifications and measuring their impact.
Participation in this survey is both voluntary and confidential. The survey will take no more than 20 minutes to complete.
Participants will receive a $25.00 Target gift card as an honorarium.

Click here to begin the Home Modification Practitioner Survey >>

Feel free to forward this message to other home modification practitioners who may be interested in participating in this survey.

If you have any questions or concerns, contact Danise Levine, Assistant Director at the IDeA Center, at 716-829-5903 or email her at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Thank you for helping us to improve the quality of home modification practices!

* This project is funded by a grant from the US Department of Education through the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR).

Results from completed surveys:

Transit Usability Study

The Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Accessible Public Transportation conducted a global online survey of usability problems on public transit buses. The study investigated getting on and off public buses, circulating inside them, understanding their communication and information systems, as well as issues concerning rider safety.

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The Built Environment Studies involves a research team at the State University of New York’s School of Architecture and Planning in Buffalo who are conducting an online research study to examine how effective certain design features are in resolving selected problematic activities.

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