Lifestyle, design and disability

  • Katy Owen
  • Malcolm Johnston


This chapter is concerned with lifestyle and disabled people. It discusses how disability can be defined as the limitations imposed on disabled people by society Researcher Malcom Johnston discusses contrasting models of disabiltiy and how those have shaped attitudes towards disability He also outlines the results of a research survey into disabled people’s lifestyles and the key consumer groups it identified. Disability awareness trainer Katy Owen’s personal views and experiences are used to illustrate the reality of living as a disabled person and how inclusive design can help.


Public Transport Disable People Consumer Group Wheelchair User Disability Discrimination 
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© Springer-Verlag London 2003

Authors and Affiliations

  • Katy Owen
  • Malcolm Johnston
    • 1
  1. 1.The London InstituteUK

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