Design of a modular playground equipment system for physically (motor) disabled children
Sağdıç, Yaprak Savut
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The elements of a medium for gathering the able and disable bodied children are examined within the scope of this study. Starting from the importance of play for children, the characteristics and the properties of the middle childhood are chosen as the domain. The play spaces and the playgrounds including the equipment are examined. The types of disabilities with special emphasize on the physically disabled ones are investigated. The motor type of disabled ones are specified as the potential user group. Besides, the assistive devices and rehabilitative apparatus used by the physically (motor) disabled children are pointed out. Finally, a modular playground equipment system is designed for the physically disabled children, which can serve both as a rehabilitation apparatus and a center for gathering all children in a playground to enjoy themselves.