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The sense of independence

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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.

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Payling, J. (2003). The sense of independence. In: Clarkson, J., Keates, S., Coleman, R., Lebbon, C. (eds) Inclusive Design. Springer, London. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4471-0001-0_24

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