Combining apps targeting professionals and senior citizens to improve housing accessibility and influence housing provision policies

Tina Helle, Tine Bieber Kirkegaard Lunn, Mogens Holm Iversen

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Two separate apps that address the increasingly important issue of
accessible housing for senior citizens have been developed in different project
settings. One of the apps was developed to facilitate the process for professional
raters to assess housing accessibility in the context of individual housing
adaptations. The other app was developed for senior citizens to raise their
awareness of possible accessibility problems in their current dwelling and in other apartments within the available housing stock. Both apps were developed with a high degree of active user involvement in processes utilizing multiple state of the art methods. The results are two well accepted prototype apps perceived as userfriendly and appropriate for the intended user groups. By combining these two apps, our ambition is for the professional raters to benefit by gaining knowledge of their clients’ perceived needs and desires, and for senior citizens to benefit by getting access to a database of professionally rated dwellings. The ultimate goal is the generation of sound knowledge reflecting the needs and desires of senior citizens and professional requirements regarding accessible housing as a means to
inform and influence housing provision policies.
TitelAssistive Technology
Sider300 - 305
ISBN (Trykt)978-1-61499-566-1
StatusUdgivet - 2015
BegivenhedAAATE Conference - Budapest, Ungarn
Varighed: 9 sep. 201512 sep. 2015


KonferenceAAATE Conference
NavnAssistive Technology Research Series