Housing Accessibility Methodology: Older People in a European Context - Assessment and Standards : ph.d. projekt

  • Helle, Tina (Co-researcher)
  • Iwarsson, Susanne (Co-researcher)
  • Brandt, Åse (Co-researcher)

Project Details


In order to create accessible housing environments supporting health, independence, participation and activity for all citizens, valid and reliable assessment instruments are needed. Moreover, research-based standards taking the needs of different user groups into account are crucial, while such standards to a great extent are lacking. Conceptually, accessibility is based on person-environment-fit interaction in compliance with national standards for housing design, while usability with its base in user perceptions of person-environment-task transactions approaches universal design. In order to nurture a development of research-standards grounded on usability rather than on accessibility only, in-depth methodological studies are imperative.

The overarching aims are to contribute to the development and improvement of 1) assessments targeting accessible housing design, and 2) research-based standards - through methodological exploration and empirical testing.
Effective start/end date01/05/0815/03/13


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