Thursday, May 16, 2013 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Physical Access to Healthcare Environments: Ergonomic Analysis for Persons with Physical Disabilities Across the Life Span
Design of the built environment and synergistic use of accessible technologies within the built environment play key roles in enabling access to preventative and curative healthcare services, especially for people with disabilities. His talk will define the current state of physical accessibility for a sample of healthcare environments in the United States. This project considers physical access across the lifespan, disability context, perceptions of physical barriers, and related physical access outcomes regarding reception of healthcare services for three types of healthcare locations: out-patient/clinic-based service delivery; in-hospital service delivery; and at-home care (self-management). This pilot study initiates a series of considerations regarding physical access throughout the process of receiving healthcare and identifies key areas for inclusive, human-centered research for distributed healthcare delivery across the lifespan.
This talk is open to all. Lunch will be served. Metered parking is available in the Plantations lot across the road from Beebe Hall.
This is a BCTR Innovative Pilot Study Grant recipient talk.