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Accessible market: a prototype for people with disabilities in Thailand.
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PMID:  20331415     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
PURPOSE: Most Thai people like to purchase food at local markets; however, the accessibility to local markets by people with disabilities may be limited. The objective of this work was to develop a prototype of an accessible market for people with disabilities in Thailand, by performing a case study on a selected market in which people with disabilities often go.
METHODS: Representative players participated in this study: a market owner, food stall owners, assistive technology specialists, general customers, and customers with disabilities. Data were collected by observing environmental features in the market, and by interviewing the participants.
RESULTS: The results indicated that people with disabilities could not access the market because of lack of suitable parking zone, lack of ramps, walkways with obstacles, unsuitable public restrooms, the lack of zoned area for the food court and of standards for food stalls.
CONCLUSION: After analysis of the data, a prototype was designed for parking spaces, ramps, walkways, public restroom, food court, and food stalls to make the market accessible.
Benjamas Kutintara; Pornpun Somboon; Sayomphu Chaengsri; Supattra Suanlim; Keshanon Phankong; Theerayut Chumnanprai; Worawut Sonsiri; Amaraporn Wongma
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Disability and rehabilitation. Assistive technology     Volume:  5     ISSN:  1748-3115     ISO Abbreviation:  Disabil Rehabil Assist Technol     Publication Date:  2010 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-06-09     Completed Date:  2011-01-06     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101255937     Medline TA:  Disabil Rehabil Assist Technol     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  240-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Faculty of Architecture, King Mongkut's Institute of Technology Ladkrabang, Bangkok, Thailand.
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MeSH Terms
Architectural Accessibility*
Communication Aids for Disabled*
Data Collection
Disabled Persons*
Focus Groups
Independent Living*
Patient Acceptance of Health Care / psychology*
Qualitative Research
Self-Help Devices

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