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The experiences of parents with children with disabilities travelling on planes: An exploratory study

Davies, A; Christie, N; (2018) The experiences of parents with children with disabilities travelling on planes: An exploratory study. Journal of Transport & Health , 11 pp. 122-129. 10.1016/j.jth.2018.10.002.

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Abstract

Research into air travel for people with disabilities and complex care issues has seldom been investigated, with no research data that focusses solely on children. Qualitative interviews of a semi structured nature were carried out with seven parents of children with disabilities, who discussed their experiences as a parent and primary caregiver. There were multiple issues identified that are related to the design of the aircraft or the processes involved in the service. These included physical issues such as manual handling and accessing the toilet facilities; emotional issues including being separated from their wheelchair and the loss of dignity; and cognitive issues such as preparation for travel. Recommendations include access to suitable toilet facilities and a redesign of processes concerning seating on board the aircraft.

Type: Article
Title: The experiences of parents with children with disabilities travelling on planes: An exploratory study
DOI: 10.1016/j.jth.2018.10.002
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jth.2018.10.002
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the author accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
Keywords: Disability, Children's Health, Aviation, Incontinence, Wheelchair, Access
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science > Dept of Civil, Environ and Geomatic Eng
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10068611
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