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Consumer Product Guides -- A Guide for Buyers, Manufacturers, and Designers
The Center's product evaluation guides for consumer products are the result of research conducted by the Center. In the research, various consumer products have been evaluated by focus groups that include people with diverse abilities. These guides are useful to consumers, designers, design educators, and product manufacturers. $5 each

Door Hardware , DHPE.3.95, Center for Universal Design, 1995, 18 pp. A buyer's guide to selecting the features that make door hardware, including door knobs, front door handsets, and locks easy to use.
Fire Extinguishers , FEPE.11.96, Center for Universal Design, 1996, 34 pp. A buyer's guide which provides information on the features to look for when purchasing a fire extinguisher that will make it easier to use by everyone. Also contains provides fire prevention tips.
Food Storage Containers , FSPE.5.98, Center for Universal Design, 1998, 17 pp. A buyer's guide which provides information on what to look for in food storage containers, including features that make containers easy to grasp, to hold, to open, to close, to confirm the seal, and to view container contents
Microwave Ovens , MOPE.12.94, Center for Universal Design, 1994, 18 pp. A buyer's guide which provides information on the critical details to consider when purchasing a microwave oven, including the features of the control panel, the window, and the interior surfaces.
Outside Watering Products , OWPE.1.96, Center for Universal Design, 1996, 30 pp. A buyer's guide on choosing outdoor watering products, including hoses, nozzles, and faucets, based on research testing outdoor watering products for ease of attachment, basic use, and ease of operation.
Vacuum Cleaners , VCPE.5.95, Center for Universal Design, 1995, 13 pp. A buyer's guide on the ease-of-use features to look for when purchasing upright and canister vacuums, including controls, attachments, hoses, size, weight, and mobility.

   
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Evaluating the Universal Design Performance of Products, EUDPP, Molly Story, James Mueller, and M. Montoya-Weiss, 2002, 6-page foldout chart plus 3-page insert. Details available on a separate page.

   
Image of Universal Design: Product Evaluation Countdown Universal Design: Product Evaluation Countdown , UDPEC, Center for Universal Design, 2002, 2-sided fold out chart - protective transparent envelope, $3. Details available on a separate page.

 

   
           
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