In may 1991, approximately 40 world experts on technology and aging were invited to Directions'91 in Winnipeg, Canada.
The focus of the 3-day seminar was on living environments for seniors and on the research and development of products to meet the needs of an aging society.
The built environment - furnishings and appliances, self-care, and leisure and recreation was targeted in both plenary and breakout sessions.
This article highlights the key concerns and recommendations developed at Directions'91.
The « universal design
» concept is stressed, particularly as it relates to our need to rethink the design of the built environment and the products are currently being used by seniors seeking independence and dignity in their daily living.
Mots-clés Pascal : Handicap sensoriel, Handicap physique, Aménagement intérieur, Logement habitation, Article synthèse, Vieillard, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Sensory handicap, Physical handicap, Disposition of a building, Housing, Review, Elderly, Human
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0706920
Code Inist : 002B30A02B. Création : 09/06/1995.