AWEN: A Method for Evaluating Universally Accessible Housing Design in Virtual Reality Environments (VR)


This project is led by Felipe Muñoz, a young researcher from Line 3. It also involves associate researcher Vanessa Vega Córdova, Herbert Spencer, Katherine Exss (MICARE student), and young researchers Izaskun Álvarez-Aguado and Rodrigo Herrera.

The project focuses on the idea that the possibility of living in an accessible environment for people with disabilities is a fundamental element aimed at promoting well-being and improving quality of life.

Current methods for designing and evaluating accessible housing have shortcomings, as they do not always meet the specific needs of people with different types of disabilities: cognitive, physical, and sensory. Therefore, it is crucial to include the perspective of people with disabilities in the design process.

In this context, the main objective of the project is to create a method for evaluating the design of universally accessible housing (UAH) in virtual reality (VR) environments, aimed at promoting the right to independent living for people with disabilities.