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Prof Simon Darcy’s Disability, Access and Air Travel seminar at the UNSW School of Aviation Colloquium Series

by on April 12, 2014

Observations on An Enabled Life - Simon Darcy Cosmopolitan Civil Societies (CCS) Research Centre

Prof Simon Darcy Co-Director of  Cosmopolitan Civil Societies (CCS) Research Centre and the UTS Business School presents a seminar on Wednesday 16 April 11-12 examining disability, access and air travel at UNSW’s School of Aviation Colloquium Series. The seminar is based on research carried out examining ongoing service failure by the regional, national and international airlines industry for people with disability. The seminar builds upon previously published research (Darcy, 2012) and an ongoing monitoring of media reports about contemporary discrimination in airline service provision highlighted on the Accessible Tourism Research blog.

pathways 2004 4-12-04 006 Photo: at regional airports modified forklifts are used to load wheelchair users onto flights – Alice Springs airport 2006 © Lawrence Vidoni


This paper presents an investigation of the embodied air travel experiences of people with disability. The study was informed by human rights frameworks, social approaches to disability and critical tourism. The research design included a review…

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