12 | SCI and Environmental Accessibility

SCI and Environmental Accessibility - An Experience from Thailand

General Introduction

For persons living with a spinal cord injury (SCI) or other types of physical disabilities, accessibility is key to successful community reintegration and vitally important for overall life satisfaction.

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Support from His Mother


To enable appropriate planning of Mr. Wun's second period of rehabilitation, the rehabilitation team had to gain an accurate picture of his functioning.

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Improvements in Hand and Arm Use


Although the re-assessment of Mr. Wun’s functioning status at the end of the Rehab-Cycle® revealed only modest improvements, the goals related to the prevention of secondary conditions and to mobility were achieved.

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Environmental Accessibility in Thailand


Accessibility is a broad term encompassing many elements, including physical, socio-cultural and technological aspects. This case study of Mr. Wun highlighted how difficult it is to overcome environmental inaccessibility, despite rehabilitation efforts to increase a person's independence in mobility.

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