Search for dissertations about: "accessibility"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 495 swedish dissertations containing the word accessibility.

  1. 1. Perceived Accessibility : Living a satisfactory life with help of the transport system

    Author : Katrin Lättman; Lars E. Olsson; Margareta Friman; Ingrid Zakrisson; Karlstads universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; Perceived accessibility; accessibility measure; transport planning; travel experience; sustainable transport; public transport; Upplevd tillgänglighet; tillgänglighetsmått; transportplanering; hållbara transporter; hållbart resande; kollektivtrafik; Psykologi; Psychology;

    Abstract : This thesis fills a gap in contemporary transport research and planning as it introduces perceived accessibility as a theoretical and methodological concept for incorporating the individual dimension of accessibility in current practice. Perceived accessibility is defined as “how easy it is to live a satisfactory life with the help of the transport system”, and is proposed as a complement to objective measures and understandings of accessibility. READ MORE

  2. 2. Perceived Accessibility : Capturing the Traveller Perspective

    Author : Katrin Lättman; Margareta Friman; Lars E Olsson; Annika Nordlund; Karlstads universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; perceived accessibility; accessibility scale; transport planning; public transport; social inclusion; social exclusion; Psykologi; Psychology;

    Abstract : The main purpose of this thesis is introducing and proposing perceived accessibility as an important and so far overseen complement to conventional, objective accessibility in sustainable transport. Perceived accessibility is defined as the possibilities and ease of engaging in preferred activities using different transport modes. READ MORE

  3. 3. Contextualizing Accessibility : Interaction for Blind Computer Users

    Author : Fredrik Winberg; Yngve Sundblad; Ann Lantz; Alistair Edwards; KTH; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Accessibility; contextual; blind users; auditory displays and sonification; collaboration; CSCW; working division of labour; assistive interfaces; human-computer interaction; Disability research; Handikappsforskning;

    Abstract : Computer usage today is predominantly based on graphical interaction, where the visual presentation of information is essential both for input (hand-eye coordination when using a computer mouse), and output (seeing the information on a computer screen). This can create difficulties for blind computer users, both at an individual level when interacting with a computer, and also when collaborating with other computer users. READ MORE

  4. 4. The accessibility paradox : Everyday geographies of proximity, distance and mobility

    Author : Katarina Haugen; Kerstin Westin; Einar Holm; Örjan Pettersson; David Banister; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Accessibility; proximity; distance; daily mobility; everyday life; residential conditions; spatial structure;

    Abstract : This thesis aims to explore the importance of proximity and mobility, respectively, for individuals’ accessibility, as well as the relationship between these two key spatial dimensions of accessibility in the context of everyday life. The thesis is based upon three empirical research papers which focus on accessibility-related preferences, actual accessibility conditions, and travel patterns. READ MORE

  5. 5. The Activity Diamond - Modeling an Enhanced Accessibility

    Author : Per-Olof Hedvall; Bodil Jönsson; Victor Kaptelinin; Certec - Rehabiliteringsteknik och Design; []
    Keywords : ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; Activity Diamond; Cultural-historical Activity Theory; Disability; Epiaccessibility; Accessibility; Lived Accessibility; Design; ICF; Social model; Activity Diamond;

    Abstract : The purpose of the research presented in this thesis is to enhance the field of accessibility to include a multitude of perspectives. Based on cultural-historical activity theory (CHAT), it analyzes how human, artifactual and natural factors impact an individual’s possibilities to act in concrete situations that are part of a systemic whole. READ MORE