The sense of independence

  • Judith Payling


This chapter discusses the factors that contribute to a person’s sense of being an independent individual who can engage in meaningful relationships and participate in their local community. It focuses on the personal accounts and experiences of disabled and older people in terms of maintaining their independence.


Focus Group Disable People Inclusive Design Sanitary Towel Smart Clothing 
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Further reading

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© Springer-Verlag London 2003

Authors and Affiliations

  • Judith Payling
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  1. 1.The Dare FoundationUK

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