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Utomhuslekplatsers tillgänglighet för barn med funktionsnedsättning: en uppföljning
2014 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this study was to compare the number of accessibility adapted outdoor playgrounds in the Norrland municipalities since 2001, and to find answers on how the responsible persons within the municipalities perceived the concepts of accessibility and adaption, since previous studies have implicated deficiencies in these areas. Children with disabilities risk social isolation and discrimination if the physical environment of outdoor playgrounds creates barriers. According to the official disability policy of Sweden, all public places and buildings are to be adapted for accessibility by year 2016. Method: A mixed method survey-study was carried out in which questionnaires were sent to the responsible persons of outdoor playgrounds in the 54 municipalities of Norrland. Result: The results were compared to a study from 2001. The response rate in this study was equal to the study from 2001, in which 41 out of 54 (76%) respondents participated. The results showed that the number of accessibility adapted outdoor playgrounds have increased and that the total number of outdoor playgrounds in Norrland have decreased. Of the 1767 reported playgrounds, more than 1500 of them do not enable participation in play and meaningful activities due to lack of adaptation, accessibility and usability. The most common obstacle in outdoor playgrounds proved to be surfaces such as gravel or grass. The results also showed a lack of knowledge with the people responsible for outdoor playgrounds within the municipalities when it comes to the relationship between peoples skills, the demands of the surrounding environment and activity.Keywords: outdoor playgrounds, adaptation, accessibility, occupational therapy

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. , 30 p.
Keyword [en]
Keyword [sv]
Medicin, outdoor playgrounds, adaptation, occupational therapy, accessibility
URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-45626Local ID: 34ed3c7b-2cca-4aae-9f0a-fe770dd0120eOAI: diva2:1018922
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Student thesis, at least 15 credits
Educational program
Occupational Therapist, bachelor’s level
Validerat; 20140610 (global_studentproject_submitter)Available from: 2016-10-04 Created: 2016-10-04Bibliographically approved

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