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Demountable ramps: A qualitative assessment of value for people with mobility impairments.

Authors: Bridge, C., Jung, Y.
Published: 1st March 2012
Audience: Consumers, Government/NGOs/Peaks, Industry, Librarians/Researchers/Students
ISBN: 978-0-7334-31


This research seeks to provide a comprehensive understanding of the current design, installation and use of demountable ramps. Through understanding the advantages and limitations of using demountable ramps, this research aims further to investigate the possibility of demountable ramps as a potential cost-saving home adaptation compared to other mobility access options. It is hoped that this research will increase consumer knowledge and assist consumers to make informed decisions when choosing a ramp. The research also seeks to guide home modification practice in supporting people with mobility impairments, with a greater focus on flexible design.

Publication History

1st edition Demountable ramps: A qualitative assessment of value for people with mobility impairments by Yong Moon Jung and Catherine Bridge, March 2012. Reprinted June 2014

Table of Contents

  • Publication History
  • Background
  • Aims
  • Defining demountable ramps
    • Research design
  • Major research outcomes
    • General features of demountable ramps
    • Trends in the usage of demountable ramps
    • Advantages and limitations
    • Advantages
    • Limitations
    • Policy supports
  • Implications for practice and future research
    • Implications for practice
  • Implications for future research
  • Conclusion
  • Appendix 1: Invitation to Participate
    • Invitation to Participate in Research
  • Appendix 2: Information Statements
  • Appendix 3: Project Consent Form
  • Appendix 4: Photograph Release Consent Form

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