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Exploring and redefining home visitability with the Scia'new and Esquimalt Nations
Renée Ahmadi (author)Josée Lavoie (thesis advisor)Henry Harder (thesis advisor)University of Northern British Columbia College of Arts, Social, and Health Sciences (Degree granting institution)Agnes Pawlowski-Mainville (committee member)Glen Schmidt (committee member)
Master of Arts (MA)
Number of pages in document: 148
This qualitative study was designed in collaboration with the Scia’new and Esquimalt Nations to learn how home and community design impacts the health and quality of life of those living with mobility challenges in their communities. The research questions were: 1) How does the presence or absence of the three structural visitability features (a zero step entry, 32 inch wide doorway and a wheelchair accessible bathroom on the main floor) impact First Nations people with disabilities, 2) What barriers and supports most impact the quality of life of those living with disabilities, 3) How does reserve community infrastructure influence individual home visitability? Methods included: a community scan to assess the layout and physical infrastructure, and photovoice, employed to provide a medium for documentation by participants and to stimulate individual interviews...
People with disabilities