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Citation

Landby E. Child. Geogr. 2019; 17(4): 388-400.

Copyright

(Copyright © 2019, Informa - Taylor and Francis Group)

DOI

10.1080/14733285.2018.1528342

PMID

unavailable

Abstract

There is a norm assuming high mobility in the Western world today, which can increase the social and geographical exclusion of those who have limited possibilities to travel, such as people with disabilities. When it is a child who has the disability, travel-related constraints are likely to affect the whole family's travel patterns. This study explores travel constraints among Swedish families with children with cerebral palsy who use wheelchairs. A time-geographical framework is employed. Interviews with parents show that these families' everyday mobility is affected by authority, capacity and coupling constraints, and that it is often a combination of these constraints that makes travelling difficult. The families use different strategies to negotiate these constraints. In addition to strategies controlled by the families, the findings suggest that there is also a need for governmental support and a barrier-free transport system to enhance their mobility.


Language: en

Keywords

accessibility; Children’s mobility; disability; family; time-geography; travel constraints

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