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Problem: Passengers with disabilities decreased participation in air travel due to anxiety fear of injury, and damage to their assistive technology devices limits their ability to participate in occupations where air travel is used.
Purpose To highlight a need for occupational therapy (OT) collaboration with airlines and related stakeholders; and to advocate for more accessible air travel within the airline industry that can lead to a more safe experience for air travelers with disabilities.
University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences
Occupational therapy, advocacy, air travel, accessibility
Medical Subject Headings
Air travel, occupational therapy, anxiety, disabled-persons, self-help devices
Disability Studies | Occupational Therapy
Bruce, A., Kite, L., & Gutierrez, Z. (2023, April 1). Advocacy for Accessible Air travel. Poster presented at the Virtual OTD Capstone Symposium, University of St Augustine for Health Sciences. Retrieved from https://soar.usa.edu/otdcapstonesspring2023/40