Volume 10, Issue 36 (4-2010)                   refahj 2010, 10(36): 313-335 | Back to browse issues page

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Ghasemzadeh R, Kamali M, Fallahi Khoshknab M, Ghanbari S. Right to Access to the Public Facilities as a Felt Need of the Persons with Disabilities. refahj. 2010; 10 (36) :313-335
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  This article is the report of a part of findings in a descriptive phenomenological study that was performed by the purpose of describing the experiences of Disability Rights among 11 physically disabled that were living in Tehran, Iran.

  Methods: The study involves secondary analysis of in-depth transcribed

  interview data, using colazzi’s method.

  Findings: A total of 655 descriptive expressions were categorized in to 25

  preliminary structural elements (sub themes). 7 essential structural elements (themes) emerged from an analysis of the sub themes. The 7 essential structural themes were categorized in to 3 fields. Right to access is one of essentialstructural elements which were emerged from an analysis of 6 preliminary structural elements. These preliminary structural elements are: right to access to Housing, Education and information, Job facilities, Medical care and rehabilitation, Rest, leisure and sport, Places and transportation system. In this article, the right to access to the public facilities as a part of civil rights of the people with disabilities would be discussed.

  Results: the participants had their unique experience of what they called “Right to Access”. They have felt the need of having access to the public facilities and information system and they consider the “Right to Access” as a part of Civil Rights of the persons with disabilities.


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