Housing for disabled people

Author: E. Fernando

Abstract:

This paper is based upon a study undertaken for the Department of the Environment and was designed to assess the housing needs and preferences of disabled people in terms of design and location of their dwelling. The main subject of this paper is a discussion and evaluation of the special features of the study in the fields of questionnaire design, interviewer training, incorporation of architectural facets and classification into categories of handicap. Finally, the opportunity has been taken to look at some implications for future social planning.

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