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Translating high quality research specific to better design and building practice
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The HMinfo Apps are free tools that facilitate ‘on the go’ assistance with assessing, planning, and undertaking modifications to the home and neighbourhood. The apps can be used on mobile devices, such as iPads, iPhones and Android phones.


DIYmodify The HMinfo DIYmodify App provides help with planning and doing your own Home Modification. Appropriate Home Modifications have the potential to increase the independence and quality of life of people with disability or who are ageing, as well as reduce their ongoing care costs.

The move to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) will generally give people more control over how they spend their funds and on what, including if and how they choose to do Home Modifications. Everyone will want to spend their funding wisely and do-it-yourself (DIY) projects are one way to do this.

The DIYmodify App is for anyone who has wanted to do their own Home Modification but wasn’t sure how to start, and for those who are confident in DIY but not sure what is possible in Home Modification.



LiveabilityThe UNSW Liveability App serves the ultimate purpose of building a better world through interactive methods of improving your neighbourhood. The app actively engages community members in rating the liveability feature and services of their environment. The information collected by the app will be used by local councils, planners and other relevant authority groups to make improvements.