Design for all - a challenge for occupational therapy students.
2012 (English)Conference paper, Presentation (Refereed)
Introduction: The Swedish nationalgoals for people with disabilities acknowledge diversity. Implying that actionssuch as "design for all" should be directed towards identifying andeliminating obstacles to full participation in society.
Aim: The aim was to explore occupational therapy students' perceptions of theinter-professional course "Design for all". Methods: 150 occupational therapy students answered an evaluation questionnairewith open-ended questions directly after finishing the course. After threemonths, half of the students answered a follow-up questionnaire.
Results: The majority of the students described the inter-professionalintegration as positive. The concrete application of the design process and therelevance in relation to real-life situations was highly evaluated. However,logistics problems such as coordinating schedules between the medical andtechnological faculties need to be further developed.
Conclusion: It is important to gain professional competence about "Designfor all"in products, environments and services since this enable diversityin society
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Swedish Association of Occupational Therapists , 2012.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-79149OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-79149DiVA: diva2:538443
9th COTEC congress of occupational therapy, 24-27 May 2012, Stockholm, Sweden