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Title: I had every right to be there: discriminatory acts towards young people with disabilities on public transport
Contributor(s): Wayland, Sarah  (author)orcid ; Newland, Jamee (author); Gill-Atkinson, Liz (author); Vaughan, Cathy (author); Emerson, Eric (author); Llewellyn, Gwynnyth (author)
Publication Date: 2022
Early Online Version: 2020-09-22
DOI: 10.1080/09687599.2020.1822784
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Abstract: This article examines findings from a qualitative study exploring the experiences of young adults with disabilities regarding their perceptions of interpersonal discrimination on public transport in two Australian states. Interpersonal discrimination by members of the public included contests for accessible seating, receiving unwanted physical assistance, bullying and intimidation. Participants reported that transport staff engaged in verbal abuse and hostile interactions including questioning the young person's disability. These experiences appeared to be influenced by narrow perceptions of disability, visibility or otherwise of the young person's impairment, limited understanding of the needs of young people with disabilities, and the age and gender of the person behaving in a discriminatory way. The discriminatory experiences were reported to have had a negative impact on the social and economic participation of these young adults in their communities.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Grant Details: ARC/DP150103717
Source of Publication: Disability & Society, 37(2), p. 296-319
Publisher: Routledge
Place of Publication: United Kingdom
ISSN: 1360-0508
Fields of Research (FoR) 2020: 420305 Health and community services
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2020: 200204 Health inequalities
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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