Design-for-All / Universal Design studies are often discussed from a theoretic point of view or from a user participation standpoint. Few studies look at the practical tools architects could use to help them apply the principles of inclusive design.
A literature review from Europe sought to identify how to transfer design information to architects so that they could do more than just comply with access standards. Four criteria for translating user needs into design strategies were found. These will be developed into a tool in the next stage of the research. See the full paper for the criteria which are also neatly shown in a graphic above.