Results 1 to 1 of 1

Thread: Research into the Financial Cost of Disability - Equipment and Extra Expenses

Hybrid View

Previous Post Previous Post   Next Post Next Post
  1. #1
    New Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2015

    Post University Research - High Cost of Disability Products

    I am a final-year Product Design student at the University of Huddersfield, and I am currently researching the extra financial costs faced by those with a disability. The starting point of this research comes from statistics from DEMOS, Scope, and the Extra Costs Commission, that claim the average extra financial outlay for disabled people is £550 per month, with one-in-ten people paying over £1,000 extra per month.

    Such extra expenditure comes from the cost of assistive technology, replacing everyday items such as clothes and shoes more often, higher utility bills, higher transport costs, and other related areas.

    Research in this area will be used in the development of a new product design, or modification/redesign of an existing product, with the view to reduce the financial burden on the disabled community.

    It would be of great benefit to my research if members of this forum would please fill out this quick confidential questionnaire regarding extra financial costs:

    If you have any comments on extra expenditure in this area, or problem products that you view as over-priced or expensive, please post them in this thread, I would be very interested to hear them!

    Thank you,

    Christopher Dolman
    University of Huddersfield

    **Disclaimer** By posting a response to this thread you are consenting to any information you give potentially being used for academic research and the potential development of a new product design or modification/redesign. Your identity will be kept fully confidential. All research undertaken has the full approval of the University of Huddersfield and all ethical practices will be observed.
    Last edited by ChristopherDolman; 07-11-15 at 21:20.

Similar Threads

  1. Research into disability and Christianity
    By naomijacobs10 in forum Surveys, research requests and TV programmes
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 23-06-15, 15:49
  2. BBC research on acquired disability and poverty/financial hardship
    By rcrozier in forum Surveys, research requests and TV programmes
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 10-04-15, 07:33
  3. Disability Survey for New Equipment Design
    By liammcconnell in forum Surveys, research requests and TV programmes
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 21-10-13, 13:58

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts