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Ghasemzadeh R, Kamali M, Chabok A, Fallahi Khoshknab M, Shirani M. Accessibility to the Public Facilities: A Mean to Achieve Civil Rights of the People with Disabilities in Iran. Iranian Rehabilitation Journal. 2008; 6 (1) :73-82
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1- Ahvaz University of Medical Science, Ahvaz, Iran.
2- Iran University of Medical Science, Tehran, Iran.
3- University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
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Objectives: Civil rights may cover different aspects of citizens’ lives. All the members of the society should have equal access to the public facilities and public transportation system. Barriers and obstacles in society may limit the accessibility of these facilities to the disabled people.

Methods: This article contains a part of the results in a phenomenological study of the Disability Rights. The purpose of this phenomenological study was to describe experiences of disability rights among 11 physically disabled that were living in Tehran, Iran. The study involves secondary analysis of in-depth transcribed interview data, using colazzi’s method.

Results: A total of 655 descriptive expressions were categorized in to 25 preliminary structural elements (sub themes). 7 essential structural elements (themes) emerged from an analysis of the sub themes. One of these themes was right to access which was emerged from an analysis of 6 sub themes.

Discussion: Disabled people who participated in the interviews. These sub themes that were obtained from an analysis of descriptive expressions of the participants, are: right to access to housing, right to access to education and information, right to access to job facilities, right to access to medical care and rehabilitation, right to access to rest, leisure and sport and right to access to places and transportation system. The right to access theme, was then categorized in to the civil rights field. In this article we will describe the right to access as it was experienced by those physically.

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Received: 2008/06/20 | Accepted: 2008/07/27 | Published: 2008/09/1

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