Inclusive recycling: Challenges and needs of wheelchair users in Hong Kong
Event Type
Individual Differences in Performance
TimeTuesday, October 11th4:15pm - 4:30pm EDT
DescriptionRecycling activities are common in Hong Kong households because of the establishment of different campaigns and promotions organized by the Government and non-government organizations. However, wheelchair users are excluded from the recycling activities, and the current facilities do not cater for their needs. To address the issues of wheelchair users participating in recycling, this paper examines the design of public recycling facilities in Hong Kong and investigates how these facilities facilitate or hinder wheelchair users from recycling. A model of addressing design considerations of wheelchair users, the AC-AD model is developed based on the empirical data. The importance of self-efficacy of wheelchair persons and the connection between public and private are discussed. Improvements on the facilities are then suggested in the paper.