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Lookup NU author(s): Dr Dominic Aitken,
Professor Rose Gilroy,
Emeritus Professor Ken Willis
This is the authors' accepted manuscript of an article that has been published in its final definitive form by Taylor and Francis, 2020.
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It has been argued that new homes should be designed with greater accessibility and adaptability to meet the needs of ageing populations and that future proofed dwellings may have a marketing edge and be desirable among older people. Drawing on focus groups with recent and prospective older homebuyers and applying an analytical framework based on insurance theory, we identify attitudes toward accessibility and adaptability features which contribute explanations for the indifference of some older people to inclusive design. We argue that without engaging with these perspectives, efforts to improve later life through home design may be inefficient in achieving success.
Author(s): Aitken D, Gilroy R, Willis K
Publication type: Article
Publication status: Published
Journal: Journal of Aging and Environment
Online publication date: 29/01/2020
Acceptance date: 18/12/2019
Date deposited: 18/12/2019
ISSN (print): 0276-3893
ISSN (electronic): 1540-353X
Publisher: Taylor and Francis
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