This project is focused on Age friendly Wales, exploring accessibility when using mobility aids, with an interest in co-designing research with older people who use mobility aids.
Critical Gerontology seeks to understand the dynamic interaction between individuals and social structure, while mobilities offers a multi-disciplinary approach to exploring the man made systems which both assist and constrict human behaviour
Combining the mobilities paradigm with critical gerontology as both approaches acknowledge the role of systems in shaping everyday routines and lifestyles throughout the life-course. These systems both provide services and potentially inhibit individual choice, especially when individuals differ from the embodied norm. Linking these two theories will form the theoretical framework of the research.