Transportation and accessibility at the Beijing Paralympic Games 2008

Turk, Cecilia (2009) Transportation and accessibility at the Beijing Paralympic Games 2008. BSc dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    This dissertation is based on transportation and accessibility at the Beijing Paralympics 2008. The aim was to analyse and evaluate transport and accessibility factors experienced by disabled visitors to the games. If any were found, it then aimed to suggest recommendations and improvements for the next Paralympic games in London 2012.

    Primary research using questionnaires and an interview was conducted with disabled competitors, carers, coaches and spectators to establish their first hand experiences of accessibility and transport at the games. The results of which were analysed and compared with secondary data in the form of a literature review, in order to establish relationships between how the Beijing Paralympic organisers planned to cater for disabled visitors and the reality of such measures.

    The dissertation found while some elements of transportation and accessibility were appropriate for disabled people, there were other issues that proved problematic. In order to improve the situation for future games, recommendations were suggested to limit the amount of issues disabled people experienced regarding accessibility and transport. All of the recommendations suggested will benefit the up and coming Paralympic Games in London 2012, finally ensuring equal access and transport facilities for all.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: ?? EDAM ??
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 25 Jan 2011 14:24
    Last Modified: 28 Jan 2015 11:17

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