HMinfo provides home modification resources to support aged care and disability providers, and consumers. These resources include research publications and technical publications, by HMinfo and others, as well as research data, guides, and practical tools.
HMinfo produce academically rigorous research based documents on Home Modification policy and practice. The range of research publication types reflect the approach and research method used, and the audience for the publication.
Evidence Based Practice Reviews
HMinfo Evidence Based Practice Reviews investigate the existing research evidence for the effectiveness of particular home modification design and building practices, using a systematic review methodology.
HMinfo Consumer Factsheets translate research evidence for home modification design and building practices into concise information for consumers.
Industry Factsheets and Checklists
HMinfo Industry Factsheets and Checklists translate research evidence for home modification design and building practices into information that will assist home modification prescribers and practitioners.
Occasional Research Papers
HMinfo Occasional Research Papers are individually commissioned research papers on existing or emerging issues in home design and home modifications for older people, for people with disability, or for carers.
HMinfo Summary Bulletins
HMinfo Summary Bulletins provide a concise overview of the important issues relating to a particular home modification topic.
HMinfo produce Libraries providing access to Home Modification related data and tools that can assist with Home Modification research and service provision.
The HMinfo Research Library contains an in-depth collection of materials on home modifications and related subjects.
Enabling Block Library
The HMinfo Enabling Block Library drawings and models provide the space and other environmental requirements for the safe and effective access of a range of mobility products.
Home Modification Case Study Library
The HMinfo Case Study Library showcases actual home modification cases so they can be reused for problem sensing and problem solving.
HMinfo produce additional research resources alongside their research publications. These bibliographies and web links can assist other researchers and practitioners in the Home Modifications field.
HMinfo Subject Bibliographies provide a selection of references for particular topics of interest to industry and other researchers. Each reference is annotated with a short description and evaluation.
Annotated Web Links
HMinfo Annotated Web Links are an edited collection of international and national websites containing information relevant to home modification decisions.
HMinfo publishes home modification related work by others, in addition to their own HMinfo research publications, to provide a means of sharing knowledge and building the home modifications evidence base. These other publications include innovative design solutions, academic research and technical reports, and completed theses and dissertations, in the fields of Home Modification and Inclusive Design.
HMinfo provides guidance on the application of the Building Code of Australia (National Construction Code), and Australian Standards and Guidelines, for home modifications. Both the construction requirements and the requirements of Australia’s rights-based disability discrimination legislation that covers access to premises, are explained.