Beyond Accessible Mobility: Insights into Psychosocial Inclusivity Dimensions in Personal Transport

Authors: Lim, Y., Nickpour, F. and Giacomin, J.

Journal: Studies in health technology and informatics

Volume: 229

Pages: 571-581

DOI: 10.3233/978-1-61499-684-2-571

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Beyond Accessible Mobility: Insights into Psychosocial Inclusivity Dimensions in Personal Transport.

Authors: Lim, Y., Nickpour, F. and Giacomin, J.

Journal: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics

Volume: 229

Pages: 571-581

ISSN: 0926-9630

Abstract:

The importance of psychosocial aspects has been gradually recognised in the field of inclusive design. A critical review of existing literature, however, such as design, healthcare, psychology, and sociology, on psychosocial aspects of inclusivity identifies a two-fold research gap which is a limited understanding of both definition and dimensions of psychosocial inclusivity in the field of inclusive design. Such concept of psychosocial inclusivity is an inherently context-dependent and multi faceted concept. Accordingly, a ‘personal mobility’ was focused on in this paper as one key context to explore psychosocial inclusivity to facilitate thorough and in-depth study of this concept. In this study, therefore, the interviews with 37 mobility-challenged participants were performed, and then the interview data was analysed by using a coding analyses to identify key psychosocial factors of inclusive design based on participants’ lived-experiences.

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