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Personal Blog of UK ergonomist Roland Barge

A personal blog by Roland Barge, UK ergonomist, but with many pieces of interesting Ergonomics resources, links and information.


Nordic Ergonomics and Human Factors Society

The Nordic Ergonomics and Human Factors Society (NES), founded in 1969, represents the professional interest of about 1400 members from the five Nordic countries.


Center for Universal Design (NC State University)

The Center for Universal Design (CUD) is a. national information, technical assistance, and research center that evaluates, develops, and promotes accessible and universal design in housing, commercial and public facilities, outdoor environments, and products.


Don Norman: Designing For People

Electrical Engineer and Psychologist, faculty member at Harvard, University of California, San Diego, Northwestern, and KAIST (South Korea) focused on design strategy. Books, essays, consulting and talks.


Human Factors and Ergonomics Society

The Society's mission is to promote the discovery and exchange of knowledge concerning the characteristics of human beings that are applicable to the design of systems and devices of all kinds.

A project funded by the European Union to promote usability and user centred design.

Resource for designing usable, useful and accessible Web sites and user interfaces. Guidelines, methods, templates and documents.


Universal Design News

Several editions of Universal Design Newsletters (2013-2014).


ADA Standards for Accessible Design

2010 Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Standards For Accessible Design.


Inclusive Design Research Newsletters

Inclusive Design Research® is an interdisciplinary, international design and research network.


Inclusive Design Toolkit

his website was developed by the University of Cambridge, Engineering Design Centre ( and sponsored by BT ( is dedicated to advancing the field of Universal Design by playing a central role in providing free access to UD information and by supporting education and research in the field.

This web-based resource was created by the Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design at the Royal College of Art to share ways to design with people. Get started by meeting real people and exploring a range of activities of daily living. On this site you can review design methods, develop protocols for ethical practice and contribute your own ideas.


Zero Project

Zero Project finds and shares models that improve the daily lives and legal rights of all persons with disabilities.


Ronald L. Mace Universal Design Institute

The Ronald L. Mace Universal Design Institute is a non-profit organization based in North Carolina dedicated to promoting the concept and practice of accessible and universal design.


Institute for Human Centered Design (IHCD)

The IHCD is an international non-governmental educational organization (NGO) committed to advancing the role of design in expanding opportunity and enhancing experience for people of all ages and abilities through excellence in design. IHCD’s work balances expertise in legally required accessibility with promotion of best practices in human-centered or universal design.


Global Universal Design Commission, Inc., (GUDC)

GUDC, a not-for-profit corporation, was established to develop Universal Design (UD) standards for buildings, products and services. GUDC is currently developing UD voluntary consensus standards for commercial buildings, which will expand access to buildings for all people, regardless of physical stature and varying abilities.


Global Alliance on Accessible Technologies and Environments (GAATES)

The GAATES is the leading international organization dedicated to the promotion of accessibility of the built and virtual environments.


European Design for All e-Accessibility Network EDeAN

This website is a resource tool provided by the European Design for All e-Accessibility Network EDeAN.


Access for all

The website is developed by professionals from all over Europe that have worked for many years in the field on disability, with focus towards full inclusion of people with disabilities. The aim of the portal is to bring in the spotlights those initiatives that can make a difference, and that can have an impact on the daily life of disadvantaged people.


IDeA Center

The IDeA Center is dedicated to making environments and products more usable, safer and healthier in response to the needs of an increasingly diverse population. The IDeA Center’s activities are based on the philosophy of Inclusive Design, often called “Universal Design” or “Design for All.”


DO-IT (Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking, and Technology) Center

The DO-IT Center is dedicated to empowering people with disabilities through technology and education. It promotes awareness and accessibility—in both the classroom and the workplace—to maximize the potential of individuals with disabilities and make our communities more vibrant, diverse, and inclusive.


CU Ergo Cornell University Ergonomics Web

CUErgo presents information from research studies and class work by students and faculty in the Cornell Human Factors and Ergonomics Research Group (CHFERG), CHFERG focuses on ways to enhance usability by improving the ergonomic design of hardware, software, and workplaces, to enhance people's comfort, performance and health.


International Labour Office: »Ergonomic Checkpoints App«

The Ergonomic Checkpoints app allows you to create interactive checklists of ergonomic checkpoints to use in the workplace. There are 132 checkpoints in total. The app also includes best practice recommendations for taking action and implementing effective improvements in ergonomics in the workplace. Android and IOS version.



AbilityNet exists to change the lives of disabled people by helping them to use digital technology at work, at home or in education.


AbilityNet free webinars about disability in the workplace

AbilityNet has launched a series of free, monthly webinars for employers, HR professionals and employees to understand how digital technology can help disabled people overcome barriers in the workplace. Each session will focus on issues that our experts encounter in the workplace and are designed for HR professionals and other non-technical staff such as diversity practitioners.


Association of Canadian Ergonomists (ACE)

Webpage of the Association of Canadian Ergonomists provides information on Canadian schools offering ergonomics programs, requirement for becoming a Canadian Certified Professional Ergonomist (CCPE), etc.


Centre for Accessible Environments (CAE)

The Centre for Accessible Environments (CAE) is the UK's leading authority on inclusive design. It aims to help secure a built environment that is usable by everyone, including disabled and older people.


Centre for Excellence in Universal. Design (CEUD)

The Centre for Excellence in Universal Design is dedicated to enabling the design of environments that can be accessed, understood and used regardless of age, size and ability. The CEUD is part of the National Disability Authority.


Centre for Registration of European Ergonomists (CREE)

Centre for Registration of European Ergonomists (CREE) provides links to registered Ergonomists in European countries.

Web-based resource created by the Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design at the Royal College of Art to share ways to design with people. Sections on people, methods, activities and ethics to help product designers.



Discover helps carers to use computers and the internet, to embed digital technology in their day-to-day lives.



ElderImpact aims to empower seniors against ageism by making handy the information they need to keep controlling their own lives


Ergonomics and Human Factors Books

List of books that are not free, offered by Taylor & Francis Group – CRC Press.


Humantech Inc.

Humantech is a company specialized in ergonomics that provides recorded webinars, monthly e-newsletters, case studies, free e-books and presentations on its website.


OKI Group's Approach to Universal Design

Overview of the OKI Group's definition of universal design.


Personal Blog of UK ergonomist Roland Barge

A personal blog by Roland Barge, UK ergonomist, but with many pieces of interesting Ergonomics resources, links and information.


The Ergonomist

The Ergonomist is the membership magazine of the IEHF