Accessibility

Fitness facilities still lack accessibility for people with disabilities

James H. Rimmer, PhD, Sangeetha Padalabalanarayanan, MS, Laurie A. Malone, PhD, Tapan Mehta Disability and Health Journal, April 2017, Volume 10, Issue 2, Pages 214–221 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2016.12.011   Background Fitness facilities have potential to serve as places of ‘health enhancement’ for many underserved populations, particularly among people with physical/mobility disabilities where walking outdoors to meet recommendations for regular physical activity is […]

Read More »»

Homeowner and homebuyer impressions of visitable features

Paper presented at the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning Conference, October 2014. Jack L. Nasar, Ph.D., Julia R. Elmer, M.A., M.B.A., M.P.H., Ph.D.(c) The Ohio State University, USA Disability and Health Journal, Vol. 9, Issue 1, p 108–117 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2015.08.012 Background Though visitable house features (32+″ wide doors; no-step or low slope entries; and a […]

Read More »»

Community Health Inclusion Index (CHII)

An Evaluation Tool for Improving Inclusion of People with Disabilities in Community Health Initiatives Released – click here.

Read More »»

How do disabled individuals spend their leisure time?

Ricardo Pagán-Rodríguez, Ph.D. Applied Economics Department, University of Malaga, Plaza de El Ejido s/n, 29.071 Malaga, Spain Disability and Health Journal, Vol. 7, Issue 2, p196–205 Published online: January 27, 2014 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2014.01.001 Background Despite the important role that leisure time plays in individuals’ health, wellness and quality of life, the disability studies addressing leisure […]

Read More »»

Using a participatory action strategic approach to enhance accessibility and participation in arts and cultural events: Results of four focus groups

Nancy Vandewiele Milligan, Ph.D., O.T.R.L., F.A.O.T.A., Els R. Nieuwenhuijsen, Ph.D., M.P.H., O.T.R.L., Carolyn L. Grawi, L.M.S.W., M.S.W., A.C.S.W. Disability and Health Journal, Vol. 7, Issue 1, p105–113 Published online: October 28, 2013 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2013.09.001 Background Cultural events are abundant in a midwestern college town; however, individuals with disabilities have expressed concerns about their accessibility. Policymakers, […]

Read More »»

Higher educational attainment but not higher income is protective for cardiovascular risk in Deaf American Sign Language (ASL) users

Michael M. McKee, M.D., M.P.H., Kimberly McKee, M.P.H., Paul Winters, M.S., Erika Sutter, M.P.H., Thomas Pearson, M.D., M.P.H., Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal, Vol. 7, Issue 1, p49–55 Published online: August 29, 2013 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2013.07.001 Background Higher educational attainment and income provide cardiovascular protection in the general population. It is unknown if the same effect […]

Read More »»

Cost of workplace accommodations for individuals with disabilities: with or without personal assistance services

Tatiana I. Solovieva, Ed.D., Richard T. Walls, Ph.D., Deborah J. Hendricks, Ed.D., Denetta L. Dowler, Ed.D. Disability and Health Journal, October 2009 Volume 2, Issue 4, Pages 196–205 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2009.04.002 Abstract Background This study compared the expense associated with use of personal assistance services (PAS) for individuals with disabilities to the expense incurred by individuals with disabilities who […]

Read More »»

Perspectives of patients with disabilities on the accessibility of medical equipment: Examination tables, imaging equipment, medical chairs, and weight scales

Molly Follette Story, Ph.D., Erin Schwier, O.T.D., O.T.R., June Isaacson Kailes, M.S.W. Disability and Health Journal, October 2009 Volume 2, Issue 4, Pages 169–179.e1 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2009.05.003 Abstract Background In a prior survey, patients with disabilities reported difficulty using many common types of medical equipment. Objectives The purpose of this study was to conduct focus groups to explore in […]

Read More »»

The relationship between physical activity facility proximity and leisure-time physical activity in persons with spinal cord injury

Kelly P. Arbour, Ph.D., Kathleen A. Martin Ginis, Ph.D., The SHAPE-SCI Research Group Department of Kinesiology, Centre for Health Promotion and Rehabilitation, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, L8S 4K1 Disability and Health Journal,  July 2009 Volume 2, Issue 3, Pages 128–135 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2009.01.003 Abstract Background Within the general able-bodied population, proximity of one’s home to physical activity […]

Read More »»

Accessibility of primary care physician practice sites in South Carolina for people with disabilities

Catherine Leigh Graham, M.E.B.M.E, Joshua R. Mann, M.D., M.P.H Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, Interagency Office on Disability and Health, University of South Carolina, School of Medicine, Columbia, SC 29203, USA Disability and Health Journal, October 2008Volume 1, Issue 4, Pages 209–214 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2008.06.001 Abstract Background Quality and level of health care provided for people with […]

Read More »»