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Demographics of wheeled mobility device users

Space Requirements for Wheeled Mobility

Author: LaPlante, M. P.
Type: Conference Paper
Year: 2003


This paper focuses on the population using wheeled mobility devices—wheelchairs and scooters—and trends over time. It provides a profile of their demographic characteristics; health and disability status, including diagnoses and impairments and physical functioning, health insurance status, and unmet needs using the latest available published information supplemented with some original analys is. The accessibility of mobility device usersメ homes and larger environments is also discussed, demonstrating that improvements in physical accessibility must remain a priority for millions of mobility device users who continue to experience accessibility barriers, as of 1997.

Further Details

Pages: 24 p.
Publish Location: University at Buffalo, State University of New York, Buffalo, New York
Publisher: Center for Inclusive Design and Environmental Access
Accession Number: December, 2010
Keywords: North America, assistive device, mobility
Reads: 289