Table of contents

  • Preliminary material
    • Title page and verso
    • Contents
    • List of figures, boxes and tables
    • Acknowledgements
    • Abbreviations
    • Symbols
    • Summary
  • Sections
    1. Disability and the environment
      1. The International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF)
      2. Objectives and structure of the report
    2. Provision and access to aids and equipment in Australia
      1. Definition of aids and equipment .
      2. Aids and equipment schemes available in Australia.
      3. Review of aid and equipment schemes
      4. Health insurance and tax offsets
      5. Some examples of unmet need
    3. Factors associated with aid and equipment use
      1. Factors associated with the use of aids and equipment
      2. Efficacy and impact of aid and equipment use
      3. Abandonment of aids and equipment
    4. Use of aids and equipment in Australia
      1. ABS Survey of Disability, Ageing and Carers, 1998
      2. Prevalence of aid use
      3. Severity of restriction
      4. Main disabling condition
      5. Need for assistance
      6. Assistance from a primary carer
    5. Other environmental factors
      1. Environmental factors and the Survey of Disability, Ageing and Carers
      2. Education and support arrangements
      3. Employment and workplace arrangements
      4. Access to public transport
      5. Assistance with daily activities
      6. Home modifications
  • End Matter
    • Appendix: Detailed tables
    • References