News and opportunities
If this is your first visit, check out the community guide. You will have to Join us or Sign in before you can post.

wheel chair user dads/mums

emily01emily01 Member Posts: 3 Listener
My dad is a wheelchair user i grew up with him in a wheel chair i never saw him as disabled....if anything i though dads that weren't in a wheel chair were weird.Im 19 now and i realise my dad has gone through a lot of things mentally and physically the worst experience i have witnessed was when my dad was in a lot of pain the elevator didn't work ,the paramedics didn't know how to carry my dad to the stretcher ,my mum wasn't there.I went with him on the ambulance he was crying and high of the gas and telling me how he was in a wheelchair and every time he encounters the paramedics he has to re-live it.

The reason I'm writing is that there are so many things that are overlooked by people about wheel chair users and I'm angry I'm really angry these things that are overlooked really hurt my dad like for example the care after surgery is just as important as the surgery (infection is an issue) wheelchair accessibility, parking for disabled, every day life etc.

Anyway I'm getting to the point if you could please help answer a questionnaire I'm trying to design a product for my dad a product for wheelchair users and i would really like wheelchair users perspective i have asked my dad on his views but his only one person he can't represent the whole community.
Thank you



What problems do you have in your day to day life?


Are heights an issue?


Are there products you use to help with this problem?


How do you overcome height related obstacles?


Have you ever had any accidents reaching things?


Do you feel you're missing out on high end design?


Do you think there's a fine line between luxury and necessity?



Do you feel your home/area is disabled friendly?


Do you feel you have enough freedom in your house? e.g everyday things/hobbies


Any aspects you would like to change from everyday life?

Replies

  • Richard_ScopeRichard_Scope Posts: 2,733

    Scope community team

    Hi @emily01, welcome to the community. 
    Could I ask are you conducting this research as part of your studies? If you create the questionnaire on something like Survey Monkey, it would be easier for people to complete.
    Scope
    Specialist Information Officer - Cerebral Palsy

    Want to tell us about your experience on the community? Talk to our chatbot and let us know. 
  • emily01emily01 Member Posts: 3 Listener
     @Richard_Scope its as part my studies and i looked into survey monkey but they're questionnaire templates agents varied i want people to write me they're personal experiences and survey monkey is more of a yes or no type of questionnaire thanks for replying though :)
  • Adrian_ScopeAdrian_Scope Testing team Posts: 7,954

    Scope community team

    Hi @emily01 and welcome to the community. What a great idea.
    In order to give our members some more anonymity, it might be worth putting your questions into an online survey, like SurveyMonkey and then posting the link here. 
    Senior Community Partner
    Scope

    Your feedback is really important to the development of the online community, so please remember to complete our online community annual survey
  • emily01emily01 Member Posts: 3 Listener
    The reason I'm writing is that there are so many things that are overlooked by people about wheel chair users and I'm angry I'm really angry these things that are overlooked really hurt my dad like for example the care after surgery is just as important as the surgery (infection is an issue) wheelchair accessibility, parking for disabled, every day life etc.

    Anyway I'm getting to the point if you could please help answer a questionnaire I'm trying to design a product for my dad a product for wheelchair users and i would really like wheelchair users perspective i have asked my dad on his views but his only one person he can't represent the whole community.
    Link below if you could please help me with my research 
    https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/53QLFKD
    Thank you
  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,652 Disability Gamechanger
    Best of luck with your research @emily01. :)
    Community Partner
    Scope

    Tell us what you think?
    Complete our feedback form to help us to improve your community.
Sign in or join us to comment.