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Accessible Homes: A Film

Mahjoobnia, Mohsen (2016) Accessible Homes: A Film. [MRP]

Item Type: MRP
Creators: Mahjoobnia, Mohsen
Abstract:

Abstract
This project explored the lived experiences of three persons with mobility challenges during their quotidian negotiations with their environment in their partially or fully renovated homes. Following them with a video camera, a documentary film was put together to vividly capture nuanced adaptations they make to achieve an accessible living environment. Their responses to a series of questions exposes the ambivalence associated with their notions and emotions about accessibility. The question central to the film is: what is accessible home for you? Rather than trying to dictate guidelines for architects and builders, the film exposes the audience to the perspectives of people with disabilities that reveal the plurality of their notion of accessibility and the unique challenges associated with striving for it. This project reinforces the inclusive design lesson: one size fits but one; easier achieved in the digital realm, but an equally important goal in the physical realm.
Keywords: Accessible home, Inclusive design, Architectural design, Interior design, Renovation, Mobility, Physical disability, Media, Film.

Date: 21 April 2016
Uncontrolled Keywords: Accessible home, Inclusive design, Architectural design, Interior design, Renovation, Mobility, Physical disability, Media, Film.
Divisions: Graduate Studies > Inclusive Design
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Date Deposited: 17 Jun 2016 13:35
Last Modified: 29 Jun 2016 12:38
URI: http://openresearch.ocadu.ca/id/eprint/933

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