Accessible Service Network - Lauttasaari Case Study

Ira Verma*

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Abstract

Inclusive neighborhood design promotes security and participation. The majority of persons at old age want to live in their own home as long as possible. However, the living environment can obstruct independent coping. The goal of this ongoing case study is to promote an accessible local service structure with participation of public, private and third sector service providers. The reachability and accessibility of the environment and the services are assessed with several user driven qualitative methods (workshops, walk through method etc.). The universal design promotes participation and autonomy, which are major components of residential satisfaction among the elderly.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUNIVERSAL DESIGN 2014: THREE DAYS OF CREATIVITY AND DIVERSITY
EditorsH Caltenco, PO Hedvall, A Larsson, K RassmusGrohn, B Rydeman
PublisherIOS PRESS
Pages417-418
Number of pages2
ISBN (Print)978-1-61499-402-2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventInternational Conference on Universal Design - Lund, Sweden
Duration: 16 Jun 201418 Jun 2014

Publication series

NameAssistive Technology Research Series
PublisherIOS PRESS
Volume35
ISSN (Print)1383-813X

Conference

ConferenceInternational Conference on Universal Design
Abbreviated titleUD
CountrySweden
CityLund
Period16/06/201418/06/2014

Keywords

  • Accessibility
  • services
  • neighborhood
  • elderly

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