This conference paper was written by Joanne Quinn and Oya Demirbilik from UNSW in 2003. Although some ideas have moved on since this time, the main thrust of the paper remains relevant.
Abstract: The ageing of Australia’s ‘baby boom’ generation has prompted calls for universal design and other design approaches such as accessible design, barrier-free design, visitable design and adaptable design to be incorporated into Australian private housing. This study identified and examined some of the issues that need to be considered in order to provide better access to appropriately designed private homes for the aging population, and explored the potential for universal design to provide this access.
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