Survey -Private Vehicle access,modification and trip planning for people with a disability

Dear Nican listed organisation

We are sending this message to you because you are listed on Nican’s database as an organisation providing information, travel, accommodation, equipment or other services to people with disability and might be interested in a research study being conducted by the University of Technology, Sydney & OT Solutions for the NSW Department of Family & Community Services on private vehicle access, modification, and trip planning by people with disability.

While the research is based in NSW the researcher encourages responses from around Australia. 

Your participation in this study is highly valued whether you are driver with disability, have a modified vehicle for yourself or a family member with disability for private transport purposes or would like a modified private vehicle but have been unable to obtain one. 

This part of the study involves a questionnaire to gather your experiences in driving, having a vehicle modified, finding funding for the modifications, trip planning, and your service and parking station access.

The questionnaire has been developed in collaboration with the Physical Disability Council NSW.

The information provided will be used to better position the Department for future development and provision of information in this important area of citizenship.

The questionnaire will take approximately 15-25 minutes to complete depending on whether you are a driver, owner of the vehicle or somebody who wishes to own a private modified vehicle.   It would be appreciated if you could please complete the survey by the end of April 2014 if you decide to take part. 

To begin the questionnaire please click on the following link to the survey

For further information about the research project or any other inquiries please contact the project coordinator:

Prof Simon Darcy (02) 9514-5100 [email protected]

All responses are anonymous and confidential. The project has been approved by the UTS Human Research Ethics Committee 2009-404P[3] and any ethical issues arising from the research can be discussed with the UTS Research Ethics Manager on Ph: 02 9514-1279.

Thank you

The Nican Team