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Research Library

The HMinfo Research Library contains an in-depth collection of materials on home modifications and related subjects.

The Research Library does not lend books and other items. Under special circumstances, requests to use the library may be made by emailing .

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Disability Discrimination Act : disability standard on access to premises [electronic resource]

Australian Building Codes Board,, 2002
Audiovisual Material
In January 2002 the Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB) released a Directions Report titled Disability Discrimination Act: Disability Standard on A...

Building community access: multi-media access awareness package

Australian Building Codes Board,, n.d
Audiovisual Material
The ABCB has developed this information package in response to the needs of industry practitioners in the area of providing access to the built enviro...

Essentials of good governance: A resource for directors and members

BCA National Training Group,, National Disability Services New South Wales,, 2009
Audiovisual Material
This resource is a useful reference guides to understand the serious commitment of being a Company Director or Committee Member. They provide a broad...

My virtual home [Cd-Rom]

Better Homes and Gardens,, 2005
Audiovisual Material
My virtual home is a quick easy to use home design software that ceates amazingly realistic rooms in minutes using the latest computer graphics.

Anomalies between standards: identification and implications for occupational therapy reasoning [sound cassette].

Bridge, C., 1995
Audiovisual Material
Occupational therapists knowledge of the field of home modifications is one of the major tools used in the resettlement and rehabilitation of persons ...

Interview on ABC Breakfast News on May 26, 2011 regarding Reverse Mortgages

Bridge, C., Trioli, V., 2011
Audiovisual Material
Catherine Bridge is interviewed on the ABC Breakfast News by Virginia Trioli and Michael Rowland about the AHURI report "Reverse mortgages and older p...

Colour and Contrast: A Design Guide for the Use of Colour and Contrast to Improve the Built Environment [electronic resource]

Bright, K., 2001
Audiovisual Material
This CD is the 2nd edition of Colour and Contrast Design Guide by ICI Paints and incorporates the new version of Dulux Colour Palette (U.K.) 2001. The...

What's wrong with this picture [videorecording]

Calhoun, C. B., 1994
Audiovisual Material
This videocassette focuses on the problem of homelessness through interviews with previously homeless families, social workers, and activists. The pro...

Technology for individuals with disabilities [videorecording]

Center for Therapeutic Applications of Technology University at Buffalo,, 1990
Audiovisual Material
This videocassette aims to show how the latest technology can aid the disabled. Stresses the role of the therapist in selecting aids and training the ...

Keeping up with the past: making historic buildings accessible to everyone [videorecording]

Centre for Accessible Environments (U. K.),, English Heritage,, 1998
Audiovisual Material
This video shows how improving access for disabled people and conservation principles can be reconciled in historic buildings. Featuring historic buil...

Ergonomics aand Design [videorecording]

Classroom Media,, 2001
Audiovisual Material
This DVD is about ergonomics which is about matching products, workspaces and tasks of people. The aim of ergonomics in design is "usability". Ergonom...

Your Home: Design for comfortable living

Commonwealth of Australia,, 2003
Audiovisual Material
Your Home is a suite of consumer and technical guide materials and tools developed to encourage the design, construction or renovation of homes to be ...

HACC Funded Bathroom Modifications - What to expect

Craine, M., n.d.
Audiovisual Material
This DVD documents the modification of an existing bathroom and explain the regulation that govern modification

The Principles Of Universal Design [electronic resource]

Danford, G. S., 2001
Audiovisual Material
This guidebook acknowledges the seven principles of universal design by explaining and illustrating their applicability to universal design of the bui...

Smart & Sustainable Homes

Department of Public Works; Queensland Government,, 2007
Audiovisual Material
This DVD presents the Smart Housing Design Objectives which are arranged to assist designers, architects and home owners with developing a brief for a...

Code of Practice for Access of Disabled Persons Outside Buildings (First Revsion) MS 1331:2003

Department of Standards, Malaysia, 2003
Audiovisual Material
This document, published by the Department of Standards, Malaysia in 2003, contains the code of practice for access of disabled persons outside buildi...

Malaysian Standards: Public toilets; Part 1 Minimum Design Criteria MS 2015: PART 1:2006

Department of Standards, Malaysia, 2006
Audiovisual Material
This document, written by the Department of Standards, Malaysia, contains the minimum design criteria required when constructing public toilets throug...

Smart door system: saving people trapped behind closed doors [CD-Rom]

Energy Partners,,
Audiovisual Material
A very brief video demonstration of the smart door system.

Measurement: The Long and the Short of It [Videorecording]

Films Media Group,, 2007
Audiovisual Material
Emphasizing hands-on practice, this program is an excellent tool for introducing the basics of linear measurement: its history, terminology, systems, ...

Kitchen and bathroom planning and access at home for people with disabilities

Independent Living Centre N.S.W .,, 1994
Audiovisual Material

Off the Rails: A Cautionary tale of Home Modification [DVD]

Inner West Media,, 2009
Audiovisual Material
This short film is an illustration of the pitfalls of do it yourself home modification including installing a grab bar in the bathroom

Universal Design Newsletter: Moving assistive technology into the market [electronic resource]

Lane, J., 2001
Audiovisual Material
Many of RERC on Technology Transfer 's efforts are centered on finding what the most prominent unmet needs are in the area of assistive technology . O...

Specification For Fire Precausion in the Design and Construction of Buildings Part 8 : Code of Practice for means of escape for disable people MS 1183 : PART 8 : 1990 (P) ICS : 91.120

Standards & Industrial Research Institute of Malaysia, 1990
Audiovisual Material
This document written by Standards & Industrial Research Institute of Malaysia in 1990 is to set up the minimum standards for the construction of safe...
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