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Home modifications and inclusive design in Aboriginal housing

International Conference on Best Practices in Universal Design: Festival of International Conferences on Caregiving, Disability, Aging and Technology (FICCDAT)

Author: Walls, R., Bridge, C.
Type: Conference Proceedings

Abstract:

This paper highlights the barriers to undertaking home modifications in Aboriginal housing including structural, social, cultural, and environmental. There is little theoretical difference between Aboriginal housing and other Australian social housing types; however specificity of culture and the socio-economic effects of colonialism are unique to this cohort. The cultural specificity and environmental challenges unique to Aboriginal housing demands a rigorous methodology in assessment and provision of home modifications. Employing inclusive design as a paradigm ensures an interrogation factoring in the widest range of barriers, uses, users, and outcomes.

Further Details

Publish Dates 2011
Pages CD-ROM walls-69341
Publish Location Toronto
Publisher FICCDAT
Notes Respubs id = 201141740 Respubs category = E1
Proceedings Title Proceedings of the International Conference on Best Practices in Universal Design: Festival of International Conferences on Caregiving, Disability, Aging and Technology (FICCDAT), June 5-8, 2011, Toronto
Access Date 2011/06/05/
Keywords Aboriginalhousinghome modification

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