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Disability policy in Sweden: policies concerning assistive technology and home modification services.

Journal of Disability Policy Studies

Author: Lilja, M., Mansson, I., Jahlenius, L., Sacco Peterson, M.
Type: Journal Article
Year: 2003


This article describes policy concerning provision of services to persons with disabilities in Sweden. The Swedish welfare system provides general support for society as a whole, which is supplemented by specific support for persons with special needs. This philosophy has guided the way Sweden has built public service systems. The authors describe the range of accessible services for persons with disabilities, including the system of delivery for assistive technology and housing modifications. Strengths and weaknesses in Swedish policy related to decentralization, responsibility, equality, and cost are also discussed.

Further Details

Pages: 130-135
Volume: 14
Issue: 3
Accession Number: December, 2010
Keywords: Europe, mobility, legislation, assistive device, modification
Reads: 232