Gareth Halley
Applied Psychology / Year 3

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Gareth Halley

Gareth Halley

Applied Psychology

Year 3

  • Project Title RampAge
  • Course BSc [Hons] Applied Psychology
  • Year 3
  • Contact Info

RampAge

The aim was to assist all those who have difficulty accessing various venues across the city. Many businesses, venues, and attractions still don't have adequate accessibility. The plan was to document every accessible attraction in the city in order to save the time and energy expended to find out if the related attraction is worth going to.

Project Description

The original idea was to map various routes that don't contain random hazards such as a deep pothole or a curb that has worn too high. Instead, through research in the NRH (National Rehabilitation Hospital) let me to rethink the project. Anecdotes began creeping into informal interviews with various patients of planning to attend a venue or attraction only to find out that after much effort expended reaching their destination their desired destination was inaccessible.

Project Findings

Through systematic review of various destinations, the group concurred that far more places than originally anticipated were not wheelchair friendly, in fact only major arenas and stadiums, and a handful of nightclubs catered for the wheeled percentage of us. Feedback from the patients in the NRH has been positive with many saying they would buy the app

Gareth Halley
Applied Psychology / Year 3