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Handicap, vieillissement et accessibilité. Exemples en France et au Québec

Abstract : The study of the disability connected to the ageing is approached by questioning the concept of accessibility. We shall speak about disability connected to the ageing to appoint the inadequacy between the environment and the health of the old persons in loss of autonomy. This research aims at understanding the mobility of the old pedestrians and more particularly their practices of the walking around their home. Mobile being to the everyday life for the old persons at the beginning of the dependence establishes a real challenge. Now with the headway in age, a lot of old persons know auditive, visual and\or driving deficiencies modifying their relationship in the space and limiting their possibility of moving on long distances or of finding a way and of turning in the space. Therefore, the practice of the walking of the old persons around their place of residence brings to the foreground a need of development of the urban space which at once concerns all the population. We put then the following hypothesis: is the progress of the old person the revelation of the quality of the urban planning and the spaces of well-being? Besides preliminary bibliographical investigations, this research took the shape of case studies in six cities in France and in Quebec, consisting in particular in interviewing the old persons and the public actors acting with the old persons in each of these cities. This series of conversations led to us to bring to light the processes of stake in accessibility of the urban public place to increase the support for the autonomy of the old persons at home and facilitate their social integration within spaces of existing quality or become there.
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Béatrice Chaudet. Handicap, vieillissement et accessibilité. Exemples en France et au Québec. Géographie. Université d'Angers, 2009. Français. ⟨tel-00459835⟩



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