An Assessment of Wheelchair Provision in the Majority World With a Focus on Uganda through Fieldwork

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Creator: 

Voorneveld, Neil

Date: 

2015

Abstract: 

This research provides an assessment of wheelchair provision for people with disabilities in the majority world. The research was conducted through a series of questionnaires, interviews, and observations with multiple stakeholders to gain different perspectives on the same topic. It discusses the limitations of national small-scale wheelchair provision, the limitations of international large-scale wheelchair provision, and the state of wheelchair service-delivery in the majority world. The research with international large-scale wheelchair producers was conducted in Canada, while the research with the remaining stakeholders was done during fieldwork over a ten day period in Uganda. The results of the research provide several insights into wheelchair provision, including limitations to standardization, resources, business training, micro-logistics and reverse-logistics. While wheelchair service-delivery is present in Uganda, it is not regulated or consistent among national small-scale wheelchair producers and international large-scale wheelchair producers.

Subject: 

Design and Decorative Arts

Language: 

English

Publisher: 

Carleton University

Thesis Degree Name: 

Master of Design: 
M.Des.

Thesis Degree Level: 

Master's

Thesis Degree Discipline: 

Industrial Design

Parent Collection: 

Theses and Dissertations

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