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Assistive Health Technologies for Independent Living - Report Launch and Panel Discussion

19th September 2014, Event
The Australian Council of Learned Academies (ACOLA) and the Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (ATSE) are pleased to invite you to the ...

Fifth International Conference on the Constructed Environment

17th September 2014, Event
This interdisciplinary conference, and its companion journal, invites scholars to examine the human configurations and interactions among the construc...

Staying healthy requires mindful use of language

16th September 2014
Lower prevalence of psychiatric conditions when negative age stereotypes are resisted Becca R. Levy, Corey E. Pilver and Robert H. Pietrzak In a con...

Increased risk of hip fractures in patients with dementia: a nationwide population-based study

16th September 2014
Individuals with dementia are at greater risk of developing hip fracture, particularly if they also have osteoporosis. HK Wang, CM Hung, SH Lin, YC T...

Home hazard identification and effective home modification strategies can significantly reduce falls

16th September 2014
Effectiveness of a home hazard modification program for reducing falls in urban community-dwelling older adults: A randomized controlled trial Tomok...

Aging and Society: Fifth Interdisciplinary Conference

16th September 2014, Event
This conference has a theme organised around Age-friendly design for accessibility initiatives for the public built environment, houses and retirement...

Possible HMinfo Website Outages - September 13th and 14th 2014

13th September 2014
Our network will be undergoing upgrades during the 13th and 14th of September.Please be advised that the availability of the LISTSERV and HMinfo websi...

Do we have a framework? And does it work? Gerard Goggin Slides

11th September 2014
Slides are now available for viewing regarding the recent seminar fortheSocial Policy Research Centre, UNSW on9th September by Professor Gerard Goggin...

Mental health Fist Aid Course

10th September 2014, Training
One of the outcomes of Rotary funded research is a program of first aid education called Mental Health First Aid. The concept of this course is very s...

NDIS Evaluation

5th September 2014
The National Institute of Labour Studies (NILS), of Flinders University, is leading a consortium that has been commissioned to evaluate the trial of t...

Disability support services: services provided under the National Disability Agreement 2012-13

5th September 2014
In 2012-13, Australian governments spent $7.2 billion on disability support services under the National Disability Agreement. This has risen in recent...

New research from the United States highlights the discepancy between wanting to age in place and the prepareness to modify one's home to make it safe and comfortable to do so

4th September 2014
A new report entitled Housing America's older Adults: Meeting the needs of an ageing population has been released by the Joint Centre for Housing Stud...

Ability House Website

2nd September 2014
The Ability House Website, was developed through the NDIS Practical Design Fund,and provides information about technological solutions, services and s...

Determinants of uptake of home modifications and exercise to prevent falls in community-dwelling older people

2nd September 2014
According to a recent article published by the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, Harvey, Mitchell, Lord and Close (2014) state that...

Building and Home and Contents Insurance Cover During Modification Work

1st September 2014
"it was brought to our attention by Greg Killeen, Home Modification Clearinghouse Advisory Committee member that many people are unaware that Home Mod...

Livable Housing - two major developers to partner with Livable Housing Australia

1st September 2014
Two of Australias largest developers Meriton & Grocon have committed tobuilding all future residential developments to meet the national Livable Housi...

Disability Inclusion Legislation passed by NSW Parliament

26th August 2014
When the Bill commences later in 2014 it will become the Disability Inclusion Act and will replace the Disability Services Act 1993. The new Act will...

Level 3 Advanced Home Modifications: Functional Applications

25th August 2014, Event
Level 3- Advanced Home Modifications: Functional Applications This is a hands on 3 day workshop, held over 2 weeks to allow participants to apply l...

Level 2 Home Modification Workshop: Focus on Ramps

25th August 2014, Event
Level 2- Home Modifications- Focus On Ramps Wednesday 8th October, 2014 (MELBOURNE, Victoria) Presented by Karen Roberts (Occupational Therapi...

Grocon commits to LHA livability guidelines

22nd August 2014
Leading real estate company, Grocon, became the first Australian real estate developer to commit to building all future Grocon residential development...

Livable Housing Australia (LHA): Grocon commits to LHA livability guidelines

20th August 2014
Leading real estate company, Grocon, today becomes the first Australian real estate developer to commit to building all future Grocon residential deve...

Center for Inclusive Design and Environmental Access: Universal Design Survey

20th August 2014
The Center for Inclusive Design and Environmental Access at the University of Buffalo is looking for participants to complete their online survey on U...


19th August 2014
National Disability Services (NDS) NSW are hosting a series of one-day workshops that will assist frontline managers to understand their role in devel...

USA: RERC-UD State of the Science Conference: Increasing Adoption of Universal Design in the Building Industry

15th August 2014, Event
The Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Universal Design and the Built Environment (RERC-UD), funded by the National Institute on Disability...