Participants sought for visitability survey

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Visitability Study

Council on Aging invites everyone to participate in a voluntary survey as part of a study on visitable housing in Ohio. The study is being conducted by researchers at The Ohio State University.

“Visitability” refers to single-family or owner-occupied housing designed in such a way that it can be lived in or visited by people who have trouble with steps or who use wheelchairs or walkers. A house is visitable when it meets three basic requirements:

  • One zero-step entrance
  • Doors with 32 inches of clear passage space
  • One wheelchair accessible bathroom on the main floor

The survey seeks to explore responses to different home design options. Participants are asked to answer questions on housing and some background questions about themselves. The survey takes 5-10 minutes to complete.

No records of responses will be linked to any individual participants by name or other identifying information. All data and records will be kept confidential. The data and records will be edited and retained in excel files for analysis.

If you have any questions, concerns or complaints about the survey, contact Jack L. Nasar at or 614-292-1457. 

For questions about your rights as a participant in this study or to discuss other study-related concerns or complaints with someone who is not part of the research team, you may contact Ms. Sandra Meadows in the Office of Responsible Research Practices at 1-800-678-6251.

Participants must be 18 years old or older and may skip any questions they feel uncomfortable answering.

Click here to participate.