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Environmental Controls


Questionnaire



Please return to:
Janice Maxwell




Disability Action

Housing Project

FREEPOST BEL 2347

Portside Business Park

189 Airport Road West

Belfast BT3 9ED


Telephone: 028 90297880

Fax: 028 90297881

Textphone: 028 9
0297882

Email:

janicemaxwell@disabilityaction.org




Web:
www.disabilityaction.org/housing









This document is available in a
range of accessible formats.

Please contact us with your requirements.


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Why are we carrying out this survey?




Disability Action is
carrying out this survey to find out
-

People with
disabilities understanding of Environmental Controls in the home.


The questionnaire also hopes to find out
-





If people with disabilities currently use
Environmental Controls
in their home



To identify if you

would benefit from the use of Environmental
C
ontrols



And to identify wh
ich
Environmental Controls

you use or
would
be useful to you.


As part of this work we invite you to answer
1
4

short questions
. It
should take you less
than 10 minutes

to complete.



(
Please note

you
do not

have to complete all sections of the
questionnaire)


Any information you provide in th
is questionnaire will be treated as
confidential

and we will
not
name or identify you in any research
publications. If you
have any questions you
can

contact Janice
Maxwell at the details on the front page.


The closing date for the questionnaire is

Friday

18 October
2013


Q
1
. How would you describe your disability?

(Please tick all that apply)




Visual






Hidden



Hearing






Mental Health



Physical





Wheelchair User


L
earning




Other
………………………………..



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Q
2
. What is your age?




Und
er 16



16
-
24



25
-
39



40
-
59


60
-
79



80+




I would rather not say





Q
3.

What type of accommodation do you live in?



(Please
tick


潮o

only)





Nursing/care home




Housing A
ssociation



Supported housing




Owner occupier



Private rented sector

(private landlords)



Housing Executive tenant











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Q
4.
Do you understand the following terms?
(Please mark your
choice with a tick

)


Term

Yes


No

Telecare



Telemedicine





Telehealth





Smart Home



Assistive T
echnology





Q
5.

Do you
know what an Environmental

C
ontrol

is
?

(Please
mark your choice with a tick

)


T敲m

奥Y




Mayb攠


Environmental C
ontrol









If you answered
Yes

or
Maybe

please go to
Question

6



If you answered
No

to any of the above terms

please go to
Question

7



Q
6
.
Please describe what you think the term

E
nvironmental
C
ontrol means

in the box below
?









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Q
7
. What aspects of your home environment do you have
difficulty controlling that may benefit f
ro
m automated
assistance?


(Ple
ase tick

慬l th慴a慰ply)





Air Quality (e.g.
Ventilation
and
cooling

of your home
e.g. with controls or
Thermostats
1
, or window
opening devices
)




Heating c
ont
rols location (e.g
location of g
as
,

e
lectric
,

o
il
meters)



Lighting
(
e.g. turning ligh
ts
on and off around your
home
)




Telephone/communications
(e.g. handsfree controls to
adjust volume)



Security (e.g
alarms,
intercoms,

security cameras,
security lights
, motion
sensors

to detect movement
of an intruder
)



External environment
(e.g
L
ights, Garage door(s), Plant
watering, driveway vehicle
sensors)


Use of cooker
-

preparing
food.


Access


Access
in and out of
the fr
ont door, and inside your
home using

different
doors.




Other (Please specify)


1. ...............................
.......................................


2. ………………………………………………….


3. ………………………………………………….


4. ………………………………………………….



1

http://www.smarthomeusa.com/Shop/Climate/


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SECTION 2
-

Environmental Controls Questions


Environmental C
ontrols can be described

as a form of electronic
assistive technology
that
can be operated remotely and enable
people with disabilities to live independently.

Examples may include the
following:




door intercoms

and
door release

systems



automatic opening and closing of curtains

and blinds



central heating systems



alarm

systems



secu
rity lights



internal intercoms



TV, s
atellite, DVD, Radio, CD

controls



Remote
voice command controls for lighting, appliances etc


Q
8
.
Do you use
Environmental C
ontrols

in your home?

(Please mark your choice with a tick

)


奥猠

䕶敲y day


奥猠

卯浥瑩浥m




(
Go to

Question
19
)







If you answered
Yes

please
go to

Question
9


If you answered
No

please
go to


Question

1
9








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Questions for people who use Environmental Controls


Q
9
.
What type of Environmental C
ontrols do you use?


(Please tick

a
ll th慴a慰ply)




Door Entry systems

(
e.g
locks,
phones
/
buzzer/
intercoms
release
systems
)






Window opening devices




Electronic/automated
curtain and blinds

opening devices
.




Heating controls/t
hermostats



Smoke alarm/
f
ire
alarm
/carbon mono
xide
remote reset



Gas/Electric
/Oil

remote readers


Taps that turn themselves
on remotely and then off
before they overflow a
sink or bath.



PIR ( Motion sensor/Infrared
sensors e.g. for security lights,
detectors, alarm systems, toilet
flushing,
e
tc)




External
Controls

(e.g
Lights, g
arage door(s),
p
lant w
atering,
driveway
vehicle sensors
)




Controls for

Solar technology



Other (Please specify)


1. ......................................................................


2. …………………………………………
……….


3. ………………………………………………….

.


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Q
10
. Have you had any
problems

with the Environmental
C
ontrols that you use that you would like to tell other disabled
people about?


[
E.g.



regarding the process of getting the technology, how useful it
is? How reliable

it is
?
]










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Environmental Control System


Q
11
. What type of Environmental Control System* do you use
(e.g touch screen, push button, voice recognition)


[
*
An Environme
ntal Control System is the device you use to operate
your environmental controls (e.g windows, door entry, heating
controls,

curtain blind opening devices)]


(Please mark your choice with a tick

)




Touch Screen (e.g ipad,
iphone, Tablet,
Personal
Digit
al Assistant

PDA,)




Push Button (Remote Control,
RSL Sleeper)



Voice controls/
Speech
recognition

(e.g
the ability
of a machine to
recognise

and carry out spoken
commands)




Switches


controlled by the
following (e.g bre
ath, suck/
puff
controls, ey
e blink controls)



Switches controlled by the
following (e.g hand, foot,
chin, muscle, head motion)







Other (Please specify)


1. ......................................................................


2. ………………………………………………….



Q1
2
. Have you had
any
problems

with the Environmental Control
System that you use that you would like to tell other disabled
people about?


[E.g.


Is it useful
? How reliable it is?

Is there anything you would like
to change about it?
]





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Which Environmental

Control wo
uld you like to recommend?


Q
1
3
. Is

there
one

Environmental C
ontrol
in particular you would
like to
recommend

to other disabled people?


(Please give
one example

only in the box below)
















Thinking of
the
your
one

example
above please

answer

the
following questions
(Question 1
4

-
1
6
)


Q
1
4
. Why wo
uld you like to recommend this E
nvironmental
C
ontrol?
[Please tick as many that apply]




It's c
ost



It is easy to find [e.g. in a shop, on the internet etc..]





It was free



It is easy to use





It is easy to set
-
up

[assemble, install]



It is easy to maintain


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The instructions are easy to read



It looks good


It increases the independence of the person I care for



It increases my independence



I feel sa
fer



Other [Please Specify in the box below]






Q
1
5
. Where did you get this E
nvironmental

C
ontrol

that you
are
recommending
? [


Tick

which one applies]





Friend/carer



Nursing/care home




Health Trust/Occupational
T
herapist



Social Worke
r



Housing A
ssociation




I do not know



I bought it myself




Relative




Northern Ireland Housing
Executive




Other

(Please specify) ………….…




Q
1
6
.
W
ere you assessed by an Occupational Therapist/

Social
Worker
/
H
e
alth Care Provider to get th
is Environmental C
ontrol
that
you are recommending
?





Yes (if yes please answer
Q
1
7


below)




No (If no go to
Question

24
)





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Q1
7
.
How did you find the assessment process with the
Occupational Therapist/Social Worker/Health Care
Provider?


[
Tick


whi捨 on攠慰pli敳e



Excellent


Very good


Good

Fair

Poor











Q1
8
. If you have anything else you would like to tell us about the
assessment process please
use the box below











[
Please
now
go onto
Question
24
]



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The next set of
que
stions Q1
9
-

Q
23

is for people who
do not

use
Environmental C
ontrols in their home




Q1
9
. If you
do not

use Environmental C
ontrols in your home,
why not?
(
Tick


慬l 瑨慴 慰ply)





I
d
on’t know how to get
E
nvironmental
Controls



Difficult to install






Difficult to use




Difficult to understand



Difficult to maintain



Inconvenient if it breaks


Fear of becoming
dependent on it



Cost


Would invade my privacy


I do not know



Other (Please specify).................................
.........................................


……………………………………………………………………………..




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Q
20
.

What type of Environmental C
ontrols would be useful to
you?


(Please tick

慬l th慴a慰ply)





Door
e
ntry systems

(e.g locks,
phones/buzzer/
intercoms release
syste
ms)





Window opening devices




Electronic/automated
curtain and blinds

opening devices
.




Heating controls t
hermostats



Smoke alarm/fire
alarm/carbon monoxide
remote reset



Gas/electric/o
il remote readers


Taps that turn themselves
on rem
otely and then off
before they overflow a
sink or bath.



PIR ( Motion sensor/Infrared
sensors e.g. for security lights,
detectors, alarm systems, toilet
flushing,
etc)




External Controls (e.g
l
ights,
g
arage door(s),
p
lant watering, driveway
vehicle

sensors)




Controls for Solar technology



Other (Please specify)


1. ......................................................................


2. ………………………………………………….


Q
21
.
Why would these Environmental C
ontrols be useful to you?






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Environmental

Control System


Q22.
What type of Environmental Control System* do you
need?
(e.g touch screen, push button, voice recognition)


[
*
An Environmental Control System is the devic
e you use to operate
your environmental controls (e.g windows, door entry, heating
controls,

curtain blind opening devices)
]


(Please
chose
one
only and
mark your choice with a tick

)




Touch Screen (e.g ipad,
iphone, Tablet,
Personal
Digital Assistant

PDA,)




Push Button (Remote Control,
RSL Sleeper)



Voice controls/Speech
recognition


(e.g
the ability
of a machine to
recognise

and carry out spoken
commands)




Switches


controlled by the
following (e.g breath,
suck
/
puff controls, eye blink
contr
ols)



Switches controlled by the
following (e.g hand, foot,
chin, muscle, head motion)






Other (Please specify)


1. ......................................................................


2. ………………………………………………….



Q
23
. Why do you need this particu
lar type of Environmental
Control System?









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Review of Environmental Controls


The next section is
asking

you if you think th
at

there should be a
review

of
E
nvironmental
Controls

and
if so which
E
nvironmental
C
ontrols

you
would

like to

be

reviewe
d
.



Q2
4
.
Do you think the
Department for Social Development (
DSD
)
/

Northern Ireland Housing
Executive (
NIHE
)
/
Department of Health
Social Services and Public Safety
(DHSSPS)
need to carry out a
R
eview
*

of Environmental

Controls?



[*i.e.

Review
-

All Depar
tments working together
to

look at
how the
se

services are provided

for disable
d

people
]







Yes

(if yes please answer
Q
25

below)




No (If no go to
Question
27
)





Q
2
5
.

Which Environmental Controls would you like the
DSD
NIHE
,
DHSSPS

to revie
w
?


Please rank in order of importance
(1
,2,3,4,5,
6
)

where


1

is
the one you would
most like

to be reviewed &

6

is the one you would
least like

to be reviewed




Air Temperature
or Quality
(e.g
Heating and c
ooling of
your home e.g. with controls
or
The
rmostats
2

)




Heating Cont
rols location (e.g
location of gas, e
lectri
c, o
il
meters)




Lighting (e.g. turning lights on
and off around your home)




Sound (e.g. handsfree
controls to adjust volume)



Security (e.g alarms,
intercoms, security camer
as,
security lights, motion
sensors to detect movement

External environment
(e.g
Lights, Garage door(s), Plant
watering, driveway vehicle
sensors)



2

http://www.smarthomeusa.com/Shop/Climate/


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of an intruder, security locks
of window and doors)



If there are other Environmental C
ontrols that you w
ould like
considered for review please list them below




Other (Please specify)


1. ......................................................................


2. ………………………………………………….


3. ………………………………………………….


4. ………………………………………………….



****Please note tha
t while we will submit your responses to the
Review we cannot guarantee that you will be able to get the
items chosen following that review by the various departments


i.e.
Department for Social Development (DSD)/ Northern Ireland
Housing Executive (NIHE
)/Department of Health Social Services and
Public Safety (DHSSPS))





Q
2
6
.

Why have you selected these Environmental C
ontrols for
review?













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Would you like to take part in the
Disability Housing Design
Panel
in 2013 (DHDP)
?


Q27.

The
*
Disab
ility Housing Design Panel (DHDP) will be holding a
number of events in the Autumn/Winter of 2013
.

If you would be
interested in
taking part in any or all of the events please tick your
choice and fill in your contact details in the box below


[
*
The
Disab
ility Housing Design Panel
is made up of representatives
from the Northern Ireland Housing Executive, Occupational
Therapists, Manufacturers, Suppliers and Disabled People.
]



Events


Please tick which one applies


Focus Groups (October 2013)




Yes


No


Seminar (Nov/Dec 2013)



Yes


No


(Any information you provide here will be confidential and will NOT be
included in the research report)


(Please Print clearly in BLOCK CAPTIALS)

Name:

______________________________________

Address: ______________________________________

City/Town: ______________________________________

Post Code: ______________________
_______________

Email Address: _____________________________________

Telephone Number: _____________________________________

Textphone Number: _____________________________________




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Please use the space

below to write any other comments you
would like to make about

Environmental C
ontrols
, or the survey
in general.




Thank you for completing our survey.

Your co
-
operation is much appreciated.

Please return to the FREEPOST address on the front page.


All

questionnaires need to reach us no later than


Friday 18 October
2013
.



If you know of anyone who would be interested in filling in this
questionnaire please spread the word because the more people that
take part the better the results will be!