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Design for all - a challenge for occupational therapy students.
Linköping University, Department of Social and Welfare Studies, Health, Activity, Care. Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-9455-9491
Linköping University, Department of Social and Welfare Studies, Health, Activity, Care. Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences.
2012 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

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.
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Occupational Therapy
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URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-79149OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-79149DiVA: diva2:538443
Conference
9th COTEC congress of occupational therapy, 24-27 May 2012, Stockholm, Sweden
Available from: 2012-06-29 Created: 2012-06-29 Last updated: 2015-11-06Bibliographically approved

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