Investigating the accessibility of leisure facilities and their impact on wheelchair users

Watkins, Kathryn (2010) Investigating the accessibility of leisure facilities and their impact on wheelchair users. BSc dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    This dissertation assesses the key problems that wheelchair users face when accessing leisure facilities in Portsmouth and identifies key areas where simple alterations to physical andv staffing issues could improve the quality of life of those interviewed. The main study area throughout this dissertation is access within leisure facilities for wheelchair users. The literature will be analysed to indicate what the currently advised best practice is for accessibility within facilities. This work also analyses what British legislation says must be done to make buildings accessible, and whether non compliance has any legal ramifications. The primary research will comprise a series of questionnaires filled in by wheelchair users to see what their feelings of accessibility in leisure facilities are and how they feel it can be made better. There will then be two site visits to leisure facilities in Portsmouth to assess how well the literature applies to these facilities and whether views made by participants are more accurate than the literature. The data will then be analysed and recommendations drawn up to try and aid building owners to make their leisure facilities more accessible for wheelchair users. Finally conclusions shall be to establish how accessible leisure facilities are and whether they follow the literature provided.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: ?? EDAM ??
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2011 12:49
    Last Modified: 28 Jan 2015 11:16

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