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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Abstract

Two separate apps that address the increasingly important issue ofaccessible housing for senior citizens have been developed in different projectsettings. One of the apps was developed to facilitate the process for professionalraters to assess housing accessibility in the context of individual housingadaptations. The other app was developed for senior citizens to raise theirawareness 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 toinform and influence housing provision policies.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAssistive Technology : Building Bridges
EditorsCecilia Sik-Lanyi, Peter Cudd, Klaus Miesenberger, Evert-Jan Hoogerwerf
Number of pages6
Volume36
PublisherIOS Press
Publication date2015
Pages300-305
ISBN (Print)978-1-61499-566-1
ISBN (Electronic)9781614995654
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015
EventAAATE - Association for the Advancement of Assistive Technology in Europe
- Budapest, Hungary
Duration: 9 Sept 201512 Sept 2015

Conference

ConferenceAAATE - Association for the Advancement of Assistive Technology in Europe
Country/TerritoryHungary
CityBudapest
Period09/09/1512/09/15

Keywords

  • occupational therapy
  • ICT tools
  • data collection
  • user involvement

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